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School place planning in East Staffordshire Borough

The borough of East Staffordshire is made up of two distinct areas:

A two-tier education system, with Primary (4-11 years) and Secondary (11-18 years) schools, operates in Burton on Trent.

In Uttoxeter a three tier system, with First (4-9 years), Middle (9-13 years) and High (13-18 years) schools, operates.

Printable map of East Staffordshire borough:

For the purposes of school place planning the district is broken down into smaller planning areas which are used to plan the number of school places required. These have been grouped based on the geographical location of schools, and by assessing pupil movement between schools and catchment areas.


 

Burton on Trent

As of September 2020, Burton on Trent, has 25 primary schools, 4 infant schools, 4 junior schools and 7 secondary schools.

Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy opened in September 2018 and provides an additional 60 Reception places. An additional 240 primary school places will be available in the next five years, up to and including 2024/25.

An additional 13 places are also planned or proposed through expansions of existing primary schools within this time frame.

There are currently proposals to open a new primary school on the Branston Locks housing development in the next five years. The school would open in September 2024 which will provide 30 additional places in reception only, each academic year from opening. An additional 30 primary school places will therefore be available in new schools in five years time (up to and including 2024/25).

John Taylor Free School opened in September 2018 and provides an additional 240 year 7 places. An additional 860 secondary places will be available in the next five years, up to and including 2024/25.

An expansion of an existing Burton secondary school means that 30 additional places will be available in year 7 each year from September 2025.

In the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map


 

Uttoxeter

As of September 2020, Uttoxeter, has 13 first schools, 1 catholic primary school, 3 middle schools, 1 high school and 1 university technical college (UTC).

There are currently proposals to open a new first school on the Parkes Farm (Land West of Uttoxeter) housing development in the next five years. The school would open in September 2022 which will provide 30 reception places each academic year. An additional 90 first school places will therefore be available in five years time (up to and including 2024/25).

A project to provide a 1FE (120 place) expansion including improved sports facilities at Oldfields Hall Middle School is proposed within the next five years, to mitigate the impact of new residential development. An additional 30 middle school places will therefore be available in five years time (up to and including 2024/25).

In the longer term additional first and middle school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map


 

New schools

Within the district there is one new primary school and one new first school proposed to be delivered within the next five years.

Burton: Branston Locks - Primary

A 2FE (420 place) primary school is being delivered for September 2024 but will operate as a 1FE (210 place) primary school until the requirement for further places is required after the five year period.

The school will be expanded to 3FE (630 places) if necessary in the future in line with the growth of the housing development at Branston Locks.

Uttoxeter: Bramshall Meadows First School 

A 1FE (150 place) first school is planned to be delivered for September 2022 on the Bramshall Meadows development in Uttoxeter.

A further 2 new schools are expected to be delivered in Burton on residential developments at Beamhill Road and Branston Depot (Burton) beyond the next 5 years.


 

School expansions

In addition to new schools the following expansion projects are currently proposed for the next five years:

Winshill Village Primary and Nursery School

To meet an increased need for primary school places as a result of a planned housing development local to the school there are proposals to expand the learning resources to support the curriculum by September 2022.

Oldfields Hall Middle

To meet an increased need for middle school places as a result of a planned housing development local to the school, a project to provide a new sports hall is proposed for September 2022 as the first phase of a 1FE (120 place) expansion programme. From 2024, additional middle school places delivered as part of the scheme will be made available.

Yoxall St Peter’s CE (VC) Primary

To meet an increased need for primary school places for local housing development in Yoxall, there are proposals to expand the learning resources to support group work by providing an additional room of 45 metres squared, an additional 13 places and will be completed for September 2022.


 

Current consultations

Uttoxeter: Bramshall Meadows First School

The Uttoxeter Learning Trust held a consultation on a new Free School named Bramshall Meadows First School, which is planned to be built on the Bramshall Meadows housing site in Uttoxeter. 

The new First school is due to open from September 2022 offering 30 places in Nursery and Reception.

The consultation closed on 23rd June 2021 and the consultation report can be viewed on the school's website.

The new First school has started to be built and further updates on the progress of the build will be provided as they become available. 

Uttoxeter: Oldfields Hall Middle School

The Uttoxeter Learning Trust have held a 4-week consultation on the proposal to expand Oldfields Hall Middle School. 

The project would enable additional places to be provided in the cluster area by increasing the Published Admission Number (PAN) of Oldfields Hall Middle School from 132 to 162 places from September 2025, providing an additional 30 Year 5 places each year. This will result in a gradual increase in pupils over several years, in line with the expected additional children generated from new housing. If the cluster PAN needs to exceed before this time, the expansion will provide the flexibility to do this, ensuring there is a sufficient supply of school places in the area for local children.

Further details on the proposal including a consultation document were available to view on the school website

The consultation has now closed and on 15/09/2021 Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet members agreed that the project can be implemented.

Further updates on the proposal will be provided as they become available. 

 

Delivered projects

The following projects have been delivered since September 2015:

SchoolPlacesDate completed
Thomas Alleynes High School 29 September 2019
Rykneld Primary School Enlargement 161 September 2019
Henhurst Ridge Primary School 420 September 2018
John Taylor Free School 1,550 September 2018
Thomas Russell Junior School 30 September 2018
Thomas Russell Infant School 30 September 2018
The Mosley Academy 91 September 2016
Victoria Community Primary School

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