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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 purpose 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 2019, 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 2023/24.

An additional 48 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 2022 which will provide 30 additional places in reception only, each academic year from opening. An additional 60 primary school places will therefore be available in new schools in five years time, up to and including 2023/24.

John Taylor Free School opened in September 2018 and provides an additional 240 year 7 places. An additional 925 secondary places will be available in the next five years, up to and including 2023/24.

An expansion of an existing Burton secondary school means that 30 additional places will be available in year 7 each year from September 2023.

In the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map



As of September 2019, 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 free first school in September 2021 which will provide 30 reception places each academic year. An additional 60 first school places will therefore be available in five years time, up to and including 2023/24.

A project to provide improved sports facilities at Oldfields Hall Middle School is proposed within the next five years, as the first stage of a 1FE (120 place) expansion to middle school provision in Uttoxeter town to mitigate the impact of new residential development.

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 2022 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: Land West of - First 

A 1FE (150 place) first school is planned to be delivered for September 2021 on the Land West of Uttoxeter development.

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


School expansions

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

Oldfields Hall Middle

To mitigate the impact of planned housing development local to the school, a project to provide a new sports hall is proposed for September 2021 as the first phase of a 1FE (120 place) expansion programme. Subsequent phase(s) may be delivered in the longer term beyond the five year period.

Yoxall St Peter’s CE (VC) Primary

To mitigate the impact of a local housing development in Yoxall, there are proposals to expand the learning resources at the school to support group work in the next five years.


Current consultations

There are currently no live consultations for this area.


Delivered projects

The following projects have been delivered since September 2014:

SchoolPlacesDate completed
Thomas Alleynes High School 29 September 2018
Rykneld Primary School Enlargement 161 September 2019
Henhurst Ridge Primary School 420 October 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 Enlargement 91 September 2016
Victoria Community Primary School Enlargement


September 2015
River View Primary and Nursery School expansion 105 September 2014

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