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School place planning in Lichfield District

The district of Lichfield is made up of two distinct areas:

A two tier education system, with primary (4-11 years) and secondary (11-18 years) schools, operates throughout the Lichfield district.

Printable map of Lichfield district:

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.


 

Lichfield

As at September 2020 Lichfield, including Fradley, has 17 primary schools and 3 secondary schools.

Streethay Primary School opened in September 2019 and now offers an additional 30 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 places. An additional 120 primary school places will be available at Streethay Primary School and a further 30 places will be available when Five Spires Academy (delivered in September 2015) opens the remaining year group in the next five years (up to and including 2024/25).

An expansion completed during 2019/20 at St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley provided 105 additional primary school places.

There are currently proposals to open three new primary schools within the next five years and one more after this period. The first will open in Fradley in September 2022 and will provide an additional 30 Reception places each academic year.

Two other new schools are expected to be delivered, both will provide 30 additional places in Reception each academic year from opening, one is expected in September 2023 and the other in September 2024. An additional 90 places will therefore be available in these new schools in five years time (up to and including 2024/25).

A further new primary school will be delivered outside of this five year period.

Expansions in two Lichfield secondary schools mean that 60 additional places will be available in year 7 each year from September 2020. An additional 300 secondary school places will therefore be available in five years time (up to and including 2024/25).

In the longer term additional school places will be required.

Printable planning cluster map


 

Burntwood

As at September 2020 Burntwood has 9 primary schools and 2 secondary schools.

There are currently no additional places planned within the next five years. However, in the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map


 

New schools

Within the district there are three new primary schools proposed to be delivered within the next five years.

Lichfield: Fradley Park - Primary

A 1FE (210 place) primary school is being delivered for September 2022. The school is proposed to be expanded to 2FE (420 places) when necessary in the future in line with further committed housing growth in Fradley.

Lichfield: Deanslade Farm - Primary

A 1FE (210 place) primary school is being delivered for September 2023.

Lichfield: Watery Lane - Primary

A 1FE (210 place) primary school opening in September 2024. The school is proposed to be expanded to 1.5FE (315 places) if necessary, in the future in line with further housing growth in the area.

A further primary school will be delivered outside of the five-year planning period.

Lichfield: South of Shortbutts Lane – Primary

A 2FE (420 place) primary school is proposed in this location but will initially be delivered as a 1FE (210 place) primary school.

 


 

School expansions

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

Nether Stowe School, Lichfield

A project to increase the capacity of the school by 180 places is underway. The first phase of the project; the demolition of the former youth service building was completed in the summer of 2018. This area at the front of the school will be reused to create a stunning new entrance for the school with classrooms above, which will link into the existing building.

Another phase of the project will deliver a brand new, larger sports hall which is of appropriate size for the increasing pupil numbers.

The building work has commenced with expected completion ready for September 2021.

King Edward VI School, Lichfield

A project to increase the capacity of this school by 180 places is underway. The first phase of the project, the demolition of the former swimming pool and the refurbishment of the former Lichfield Leisure Centre, was completed in 2019.

The demolition of the swimming pool has made way for a new four classroom extension and the wider project has also provided an increase in Science provision. Additional pupils were admitted into Year 7 in September 2019 and again in September 2020.

Beyond the next five years, further expansions to some of the new primary schools may be required along with additional secondary school places.


 

Current consultations

There are currently no live consultations for this area.


 

Delivered projects

The following projects have been delivered since September 2015:

SchoolPlacesDate completed
New School - Streethay Primary School 210 September 2019
St Stephen's, Fradley 105 September 2019
New School - Five Spires Academy 210 September 2015

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