Consultation on Stevenage school expansion set to launch

Shefford town library will close today (Saturday) to allow for refurbishments

Shefford town library will close today (Saturday) to allow for refurbishments - Credit: Archant

A seven-week public consultation on a proposed primary school expansion will start on Thursday.

Pupil numbers continue to grow within parts of Hertfordshire and Herts County Council is looking to permanently expand the Roebuck Primary School in Stevenage by one form of entry - 30 places - from September 2015 to help meet demand.

Chris Hayward, the council’s cabinet member for enterprise, education and skills, said: “Our priority is to ensure there is a school place for every child who wants one.

“We aim to commission the right number of school places for children and young people in the right locations to ensure local children can continue to attend a local school in a community close to where they live.”

The consultation will end on March 12 and proposals will be considered by the council’s cabinet on April 14.


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