More school places up for grabs in Kingsholm?
Gloucestershire County Council is proposing to create an extra 30 permanent places at Kingsholm Church of England Primary School to help more parents secure a place at their local school.
In the past two years, the county council has added a number of additional temporary primary school places across Gloucester and Cheltenham to meet increased demand due to a spike in the birth rate.
Kingsholm Primary School temporarily increased its reception year intake by an additional 30 pupils in 2011 and 2012 (from 60 to 90) with demand for primary school places in the area increasing.
The latest forecasts show this trend is likely to continue, so the county council is proposing to make these extra places permanent, meaning the school will offer 90 reception places from September 2013.
We have a new sewing course on Thursday evenings: It starts on June 13th for 6 weeks from 7-9pm. Beginners and Improvers welcome. Start with small items working towards larger projects. 6 students max
One voucher per person.
Does not include materials and refreshments.
Own sewing machine not required
Contact: 07922 623319
Valid until: Thursday, June 13 2013
The school will be remodelled in stages to eventually provide five additional classrooms and some communal spaces will be extended, including dining and play areas, the library and staff facilities.
Following discussions with the county council, the school's headteacher and governors, and the Gloucester Diocese, have given their support to a consultation now being carried out on the proposals.
Headteacher, Jan Buckland, said: "We are proud our school offers a warm, welcoming and inspirational environment in which children can thrive. As a successful school, Kingsholm is popular with parents in the area. These proposals to permanently increase the number of places would help ensure that as many local families as possible are able to send their children here."
You can find out more about the proposals and download a questionnaire to fill in at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/kingsholmcofeprimary This needs to be returned to email@example.com or post to Kingsholm C of E Consultation, FREEPOST NAT10062, Gloucester, GL1 2BR. These need to reach us by March 8th, 2013.
A drop-in session for parents and local residents will also be held at the school on Thursday, February 7 between 3pm and 6.45pm. Members of the county council's project team will be available to answer questions.