Plans to expand Burlington Junior School approved

Plans to expand Burlington Junior School from four to five forms of entry and replace the CLASP block at the school with a new building have been approved by the council.

The Children's and Adults' Care and Education Committee gave the green light to the proposals yesterday (12 November).

The new building will include additional capacity and increase Year 3 from four to five forms of entry (120 to 150 pupils) at a point - expected to be September 2026 - when the extra places will be needed.

The current capacity of the school is 480 and the proposed capacity once the expansion is complete, will be 600. Planning permission to build the new facilities will go to a future Development and Control Committee in 2020. 

Over the last year, plans for providing additional places were discussed with the Infants’ and the Juniors’ and initial consultation with local residents took place in April and May. Following feedback from the two schools’ governing bodies, it was decided to consult, in September and October this year, on expanding the Junior School only.

You can read the committee report online at