Chipping Hill Primary School in Witham will double in size

Chipping Hill Primary School is set to expand

Chipping Hill Primary School is set to expand

First published in News

A primary school is set to double its intake after plans were approved to begin a £2.7 million revamp later this year.

Chipping Hill Primary School in Owers Road will increase its capacity from 210 pupils to 420 by the year 2021, easing the burden on an area identified by Essex County Council as oversubscribed.

Work on a new school building, additional classrooms and an extension to the kitchens will start in December 2014 and finish by summer 2015.

See this week's Times for the full story.

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3:54pm Thu 26 Jun 14

keith_l says...

This shows a distinct lack of foresight. This school moved into a new building around a couple of years ago. Surely somebody must have known roughly how many children you find on an estate the size ofthe Maltings Lane development, and built the right size school to start with?
This shows a distinct lack of foresight. This school moved into a new building around a couple of years ago. Surely somebody must have known roughly how many children you find on an estate the size ofthe Maltings Lane development, and built the right size school to start with? keith_l
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5:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

James Abbott says...

keith_l - spot on. Its bad planning by ECC - consistent with their poor performance over the years on the Maltings Lane estate.
keith_l - spot on. Its bad planning by ECC - consistent with their poor performance over the years on the Maltings Lane estate. James Abbott
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