Proposed expansion of Glade Hill Primary School

Nottingham City Council with the support of the Governing Body is proposing to increase the size and capacity of Glade Hill Primary school, from 210 places to 420 places.

Why is this being proposed?

Nottingham, like many UK cities, has experienced a pressure of primary school places across the City. There is a national shortage of primary school places and this has been evident in Nottingham since 2010. This is due to an increase in the birth rate and an increase in people living and working in Nottingham. The Council has invested £41m in its school expansion programme, which will have created a total of over 4000 additional school places, once all year groups are full.

Although the picture across the City is much improved, the Bestwood area still has a particular challenge and additional primary school places are required to meet the increased number of children requiring a school place in the local community. Glade Hill Primary School is a good school as rated by Ofsted, with waiting lists across the year groups. Therefore expanding the school will support the Council's key priority to provide good schools, close to home for every young person in Nottingham and to increase choice of places for every child.  We encourage parents to use local schools where they can walk their children to school.  The also contributes to improved attendance, family wellbeing and reduces the level of traffic in a local area.

Glade Hill Primary has already admitted extra children in September 2016 to accommodate the additional children requiring a school place in the area.  The school has existing capacity to admit extra children in September 2017.  However, a longer term solution is needed and from September 2018, additional teaching and learning space will be required to accommodate this sustained growth in pupil numbers.

We are proposing to expand the school from one form of entry to two forms of entry, so there will be 60 places in each year group instead of 30.  The school would grow by 1 extra class per academic year over a seven year period until the school is full through the year groups.

This expansion will be funded by Nottingham City Council.

How to respond to the consultation

Please choose only 1 of the 3 following methods:

  1. Complete the consultation online
  2. Complete the consultation response form and return it to the school office
  3. Email the consultation form to Anthony Lancaster at Nottingham City Council, anthony.lancaster@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Please note that more information can be found in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document.  Alternatively, copies will be available in the school office or at the consultation meetings listed below.

Consultation activities

 

Date

Event

Time

Venue

21/3/2017

Meeting for staff and governors

3:15pm

Glade Hill

 

27/03/2017

Community drop in session for local residents

Between 1pm and 3pm

Glade Hill

27/3/2017

Meeting for parents and carers

3:30pm OR

5pm

 

Glade Hill

 

28/3/2017

School gates consultation (with an Officer from the School Organisation team at NCC)

Between 2:45 and 3:30pm

School gates

29/3/2017

School gates consultation (with an Officer from the School Organisation team at NCC)

Between 8:15 and 9am

School gates

 

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