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£2.9M plan for more Surbiton school places

People can have their say on plans to create 60 more permanent places a year at two Surbiton schools.

Proposals to expand St Andrew’s and St Mark’s Church of England Junior School and Maple Infant School by a form of entry each have been published by Kingston Council.

The expansion plan, estimated to cost around £2.9 million, is part of the council’s strategy for providing school places across the borough.

Both schools are currently two-form entry, admitting 60 children a year, and the plan is to expand them to three-form entry for 90 children each year. Both schools will get some new buildings and facilities to reflect the additional pupils. 

“A growing population and increasing demand for our excellent primary schools mean that we need more places to ensure that children can be educated close to home. Creating extra permanent forms of entry in areas like Surbiton, where demand is high, is a manageable, long-term solution that gives parents and schools more certainty.

“I would like to thank the staff and governors of both schools and the Southwark Diocese for working with us to ensure that, subject to approval, more local children will be able to attend these very good schools rather than having to travel further afield.”

Councillor David Ryder-Mills, Kingston Council’s Lead Member for Schools

“The Board is delighted that St Andrew’s and St Mark’s Church Of England Junior School is able to be enlarged to meet the growing needs of the local community. We are grateful to the governing body and local authority for their ongoing support of this project.”

Colin Powell, Director of Education at the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

See consultations or telephone 020 8891 7588.