Primary school expansion is passed with planning application due

Kirton Primary School.
Kirton Primary School.
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Plans to expand Kirton Primary School by more than 200 places have been approved – with parents now being invited to find out more at an information night.

An £850,000 expansion – which will see pupil numbers rise from 420 to 630 – was approved by executive county councillor Patricia Bradwell.

Parents have been invited to an event on Monday night, where they will be able to view ‘mock up’ plans of the work needed to cater for the extra places.

A council spokesman told The Standard that the plans have not yet been finalised so will not be made public until a planning application is lodged. That should be by the end of the month.

The expansion was approved by Coun Bradwell on June 28 and comes into effect on September 1 2014.

The proposals address what Lincolnshire County Council calls the ‘expected shortage’ of primary reception places due to ‘increased birth rates, housing development and inward migration’ in the area.

The school increased its reception intake last year from 60-90 (from two classes to three) due to the large number of children requiring a place.