Warwickshire County Council have announced a consultation into the plans to turn High Meadow Infant School into a Junior school for 5-11 year olds.
The plans can be viewed online here. The total number of pupils would increase from 90 to 210 under the proposals with each year group having 30 pupils.
The consultation asks for the views of parents and locals on the plans to expand the school but doesn’t yet cover the planning issues that will arise through extending the building. This will be dealt with separately through the planning application process.
If the proposals go ahead, then pupils in year two who finish in summer 2019 would be able to continue into the first year 3 class in September 2019.
Local Councillor and former High Meadow pupil, Adam Farrell said;
“I welcome this proposal to extend the school age range. High Meadow is a wonderful school, consistently rated outstanding by OFSTED. Extending the offer it makes to our community by catering for pupils right through to secondary school is a positive step forward for the school and the town.
“There will of course be issues specific to the extension of the building but that will have to go through the planning process. I’d be keen to see the school look at different entrance options, a drop off zone and parking on school grounds as well as other changes to help the residents of Norton Road, Bateman Road, Ennersdale and the other residential roads that surround the school.
“I urge residents to respond to the consultation which closes on 6th October 2017.”