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Have your say on Burlington Junior School expansion proposals

The consultation on the Burlington Junior School expansion proposals is now open and local people are being encouraged to submit their views.

Following informal consultation in April and May with parents of children at Burlington Infant & Nursery School and Burlington Junior School, subject to approval and planning permission, the proposals are to replace the CLASP block at Burlington Junior School by September 2022.

In order to meet future demand for school places, the new building would include additional capacity and increase Year 3 from a four to five forms of entry (120 to 150 pupils) when required. The current capacity of the school is 480 and the proposed capacity once the expansion is complete, will be 600.

The consultation explains the reasons for why only the Junior School is being proposed for expansion, why the school's published admission number would only be raised to 150 at a time - expected to be September 2026 - and in a way that it would not adversely impact other local Kingston schools.

If approved, the new build would save money by combining the much-needed replacement for the CLASP building and the future-proofing provision of extra capacity at the same time. 

Kingston Council and Achieving for Children (AfC) are committed to work in partnership with the schools and the local community to ensure that there will be enough state-funded school places for all children in the area whose parents and carers want them. 

You can see the details of the proposals online: kingstonletstalk.co.uk/burlington-school  and those wishing to comment on the proposals can do so by Friday 18 October 2019, by emailing [email protected] or by post to Matthew Paul, Achieving for Children, First Floor, Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston, KT1 1EU. For a printed copy of the proposals call 020 8547 6246. The findings of the consultation will go to the council’s Children’s, Adults’ Care and Education Committee on 12 November 2019 for discussion and a decision.