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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

Lichfield including Fradley, has 17 primary schools and 3 secondary schools.

Streethay Primary School, 1FE (210 places) opened in September 2019 with 30 Reception and Year 1 places, increasing by one year group each year, with all year groups operational in September 2024.  

There are currently proposals to open four new primary schools within the next five years. The first will open in Fradley in September 2022, Deanslade Farm will open in September 2023, Watery Lane and Shortbutts Lane will open in September 2025. All new schools will provide an additional 30 Reception places each academic year from opening.

Recent expansions in two Lichfield secondary schools mean that 60 additional Year 7 places are available each year.

In the longer term additional school places will be required.

Printable planning cluster map


Burntwood

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 four new primary schools proposed to be delivered within the next five years.

Lichfield: Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School

A 1FE (210 place) primary school opened in September 2022. The school has the capability to be expanded to 2FE (420 places) when necessary, in the future, in line with demand from further committed housing growth in Fradley.

Lichfield: Deanslade Farm - Primary

A 1FE (210 place) primary school is scheduled to open in September 2023.

The new primary free school will be a 210-place mainstream, co-educational primary school for Reception to Year 6 age groups, plus early years provision. The school will be run by the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership.

The new school will build pupil numbers incrementally, increasing by one year group each year. This means that upon opening, in September 2023, the free school will admit children into Nursery and Reception year groups only. In September 2024, the school will admit into Nursery, Reception and Year 1 year groups.

Lichfield: Watery Lane - Primary

A 1FE (210 place) primary school is scheduled to open in September 2025, with the delivery date dependent on the construction rate and occupation of housing on the development. The school will have the capability to be expanded to 1.5FE (315 places) when necessary, in the future, in line with demand from further housing growth in the area.

Lichfield: South of Shortbutts Lane – Primary

A 1FE (210 place) primary school is scheduled to open in September 2025, with the delivery date dependent on the construction rate and occupation of housing on the development. The school will have the capability to be expanded to 2FE (420 places) when necessary, in the future, in line with demand from further housing growth in the area.


School expansions

No additional school places are proposed through school expansions within 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 2016:

SchoolPlacesDate completed
Nether Stowe School 180

September 2021

King Edward VI School  180 April 2021 
New School - Streethay Primary School 210 September 2019
St Stephen's, Fradley 105 September 2019

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