Woking primary school set for expansion
By mattcollison | Monday, February 04, 2013, 11:16
A HEAVILY oversubscribed primary school in Woking is set to be given the go-ahead to expand.
Goldsworth Primary School will increase pupil numbers by 180 to a total of 630, under Surrey County Council (SCC) plans.
The proposals, set to be agreed at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday (February 5), include buidings and refurbishments to accommodate the increase.
Governors of the heavily oversubscribed school have already resolved to expand to three forms of entry by 2014.
The school, in Bridge Barn Lane, will take an additional class in September ahead of the permanent expansion.
Proposals include a two storey extension to the existing main school building as well as smaller teaching accommodation.
The school hall will be extended and some classrooms refurbished as part of the plans.
The expansion is part of a £10 million SCC investment which will provide 12,000 extra classroom places across the county.
Linda Kemeny, SCC cabinet member for Children and Learning, said: "An increase in demand for places means we have to act now to ensure those extra 12,000 children wanting to go to a Surrey school have a classroom to learn in."