Burton School Places
Staffordshire is continuing to prosper and grow, and with this growth comes plans for at least 60,000 new homes by 2031. This, alongside the predicted increase in local birth rates has a significant impact on school place planning.
The county council is committed to giving families choice in a good local education when they need it.
In Burton-upon-Trent, we forecast that around 1,600 additional primary school and around 2,600 additional secondary school places will be needed in the next 15 years.
This is a significant challenge, but one that we can meet with the right approach and forward planning.
East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) and Staffordshire County Council (SCC) jointly commissioned Cambridge Education to provide evidence to support ESBC's Local Plan on the need for school places in Burton.
The Burton-upon-Trent School Planning Study was completed in October 2013 and found that more new schools are needed to provide enough primary and secondary school places for the projected number of pupils over the next decade and beyond.
In addition, the county council commissioned Amec Environmental and Infrastructure UK Ltd to identify potential sites for the necessary new primary and secondary schools to support housing growth, as set out in the Local Plan for ESBC.
The Site Search Planning Study was completed in July 2014 and concluded that new schools will be required to the north and west of the town.
Both reports are available from the Education Studies webpage.