Council announces intention to double size of Chipping Hill Primary School in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Chipping Hill Primary School opened at a new site in Owers Road in 2012 Chipping Hill Primary School opened at a new site in Owers Road in 2012

Proposals to double the size of a school could come into effect from next summer.

Essex County Council (ECC) wants to increase intake at Chipping Hill Primary School, in Owers Road, Witham, to 420 pupils.

The phased expansion would see the number of pupils admitted each year increase from 30 to 60 children, starting in September 2015.

ECC has lodged a formal notice outlining the plans following the conclusion of a public consultation period.

It is estimated that there will be a shortage of primary school places in Witham from the 2014/15 school year onwards.

Councillor Ray Gooding, ECC cabinet member for education, said: “As in many areas of the country, pupil numbers are predicted to rise in Witham and we have been working with local Witham schools to commission solutions that address the need for further places."

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12:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Bhudeeka says...

shows the shocking growth of urbanisation
shows the shocking growth of urbanisation Bhudeeka

9:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

montygirl says...

And the backward thinking of the council years ago when they decided not to build a whole New school instead of moving an existing one !
And the backward thinking of the council years ago when they decided not to build a whole New school instead of moving an existing one ! montygirl

1:28pm Wed 29 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
shows the shocking growth of urbanisation
Hang on a minute my little Poppet............

One minute you are bewailing the desecration of the countryside through all those horrible people having the audacity to descend upon it and yet now that we bring them into the towns - for that is what urbanisation is - you are not happy about that either.

You really are a very difficult lady to please - but we love you all the same.

(Mark 12:13)
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: shows the shocking growth of urbanisation[/p][/quote]Hang on a minute my little Poppet............ One minute you are bewailing the desecration of the countryside through all those horrible people having the audacity to descend upon it and yet now that we bring them into the towns - for that is what urbanisation is - you are not happy about that either. You really are a very difficult lady to please - but we love you all the same. (Mark 12:13) OMPITA [Intl]

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