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Expansion proposed at Ashlands Primary
11:00am Friday 24th February 2012 in Local news
A move to increase the capacity at Ashlands Primary in Ilkley is among a number of school expansions proposed in the district.
The Council will be asked to approve the proposal to increase the school’s capacity from 45 to 60 at City Hall next week.
A report which will go before the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee on February 28 includes proposals for increased admissions numbers at five primary schools – Ashlands Primary School from 45 to 60, Ingrow Primary School in Keighley from 30 to 60 and at Wycliffe CE Primary from 30 to 45, as well as proposed changes at Idle CE Primary and St Columba’s schools.
Members will also be asked to approve the expansions of nine primary schools to accommodate larger pupil numbers.
They are: Ashlands Primary, Idle CE Primary, Ingrow Primary, Crossley Hall Primary, Iqra Primary, Ley Top Primary, Princeville Primary, Thackley Primary and Trinity and All Saints Primary in Bingley.
Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Council’s executive member for children’s services, said: “With the district’s growing population, we need to ensure that our schools have the capacity to cope.
“This means a great deal of planning ahead so that places are available when these children reach school age.”