Enlargement of South Farnborough Junior School, Farnborough
Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012.
Throughout Hampshire the birth rate has risen in recent years which, together with significant levels of new housing, has created a pressure on pupil places. This equally applies to the Rushmoor area and has resulted in an increase in pupil numbers. Hampshire County Council anticipate that this level of demand will continue, so is proposing to enlarge South Farnborough Junior School to meet this need.
The proposed enlargement will allow South Farnborough Junior School to offer 95 places (this includes 5 statemented pupils admitted to specialist SEN provision) in Year 3 (age 7+) in 2013 and in future years thus providing a total capacity of 360 places in mainstream and 20 in the SEN provision.
In order to meet the immediate local demand for additional places at Year 3 modular classrooms have been provided that enabled the school to offer 95 places (this includes 5 statemented pupils admitted to specialist SEN provision) for Year 3 admissions in 2012. It is proposed that the school provides 95 places again in Year 3 for 2013 admissions and in future years. The additional accommodation to house these extra pupils will be provided in modular classrooms initially, pending permanent facilities being available in 2015.
The proposed building works to create the permanent facilities will consist of both an extension to the current school buildings, as well as internal alterations. These works will provide the additional classrooms needed to meet the increase in pupil numbers.
It is planned that the building works will complete ready for September 2015.
This consultation will run until 15 October 2012. Officers will then take into consideration all the consultation responses before deciding whether the proposal should continue to the formal publication stage.
If so, statutory Public Notices will be published, setting out Hampshire County Council’s intent to enlarge the school. It is anticipated that these will be published in November 2012.
After the date of publication there will be a four week period in which any representations can be made. After the conclusion of this period the County Council will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposal. It is anticipated that a decision will be made in January 2013 at the latest.
A drop-in session, where you will be able to view the plans and discuss the proposal with County Council officers, headteacher and governors is planned for 18 September 2012 from 3pm until 6 pm at South Farnborough Junior School.
If you are unable to attend this session and wish to make a comment, please write to Glenn Parkinson at Children’s Services Department, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 October 2012
This consultation was closed on Monday, 15 October 2012.