Posted on Wednesday 13th October 2021
Another new primary school could be built in Burton if initial plans are agreed.
Plans put before Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet next week set out the first stage of getting a primary school built on land at Branston Road in Tatenhill.
If approved, land will be transferred to the county council and leased to the Department of Education, paving the way for a primary school to be constructed on site.
When completed, the school will have space for 420 pupils, with the option of expanding to accommodate up to 105 pupils in future years.
It is being built to mitigate the impact of around 2,500 houses in the Tatenhill area, which will put increasing pressure on primary school places.
The school is scheduled to open its doors in 2023.
Jonathan Price, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said:
Staffordshire’s school building programme has successfully secured new school places for thousands of school children over the past few years, and ensured our school landscape can cope with the increased demand for places brought about by new housing developments.
This latest primary school at Branston Road will be built on behalf of the Department for Education, and will eventually be able to accommodate more than 400 pupils. This will ensure there are plenty of school places to cope with increasing demand in the years to come, and parents will still have the opportunity to send their child to a good, local school.”