Expansion of Angmering schools agreed

DM16133680a.jpg St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton. Photo by Derek Martin. SUS-160808-170354008
DM16133680a.jpg St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton. Photo by Derek Martin. SUS-160808-170354008

Expansion of schools Angmering has been agreed by the county council.

The size of The Angmering School is set to increase from a published admission number of 252 places to nine forms of entry (270 places) per year.

Angmering’s St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School is set to see its admission number rise from 20 places to 30 places a year.

The expansion plans for nine schools were approved by West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for finance this week, responding to a mixture of increasing birth rate, migration, and housebuilding across the county.

While he also approved expansion of St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School in Littlehampton from one form of entry (30 places) to two forms of entry (60 places), the headteacher has contacted the Gazette to explain that the expansion would not now be going ahead.

Headteacher Gillian Askham said: “Following a meeting with the local Authority and Diocese on Tuesday 14th March 2017, it was decided that St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School will not be expanding to two form entry in the foreseeable future.

“Therefore we continue to admit 30 pupils every year into our reception class.”

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