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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 2019 Lichfield, including Fradley, has 17 primary schools and 3 secondary schools.

Streethay Primary School opened in September 2019 to provide an additional 30 Reception and Year 1 places. An additional 120 primary school places will be available at Streethay Primary School and a further 60 places will be available when Five Spires Academy (delivered in September 2015) opens the remaining two year groups in the next five years, up to and including 2023/24.

An expansion due to be completed during 2019/20 at St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley will provide 105 additional primary school places.

There are currently proposals to open four new primary schools within the next five years. The first will open in Fradley in September 2022 and will provide an additional 30 reception places each academic year.

Three other new schools are expected to provide 30 additional places in reception each academic year from opening in September 2023. An additional 150 places will therefore be available in these new schools in five years time, up to and including 2023/24.

Expansions in two Lichfield secondary schools mean that 60 additional places will be available in year 7 each year from September 2020. An additional 240 secondary school places will therefore be available in five years time, up to and including 2023/24.

In the longer term additional school places will potentially be required.

Printable planning cluster map


 

Burntwood

As at September 2019 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

A 1FE (210 place) primary school is being delivered for September 2022. The school will expand to 1.5 FE (315 places) if necessary in the future in line with further committed housing growth in Fradley. 

Lichfield: South of Shortbutts Lane - Primary

A 2FE (420 place) primary school is being delivered for September 2023, but will operate as a 1FE (210 place) primary school until further places are required after the 5 year period.

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 is being delivered for September 2023. The school will expand to 1.5 FE (315 places) if necessary in the future in line with further committed housing growth in the area. 


 

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 (phase 2).

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 is proposed to commence in 2020 with 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 swimming pool will make way for a new four classroom extension and the wider project will also include work to provide an increase in science provision. Additional pupils were admitted in Year 7 in September 2019.

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 2014:

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

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