Time Running Out To Comment On School Expansion Plans

Various primary school options being considered

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The deadline is looming for comments on proposed school expansion plans that aim to provide an additional 300 primary school places for children in Merton schools.

The increasing demand for primary school places is a trend seen across London with many boroughs struggling to find capacity for children entering reception year.

Merton residents have until 12 noon on Monday November 22 to submit their views and preference for two proposed expansion options that will help meet the increased demand for places over the next two years.

A series of public consultation meetings have already taken place at schools across Merton, which gave residents a chance to find out more about the proposals and have their questions answered.

Councillor Peter WalkerCouncillor Peter Walker (left), cabinet member for education, said: "The schools we’re proposing to expand are the borough’s most popular and successful schools. This is to ensure we continue to build on the Merton’s high standards of education, enabling all children in the borough to reach their potential."

Merton’s cabinet will review feedback from the consultation at its cabinet meeting in December and decide on how best to respond to the increased demand for primary school places in Merton.

November 18, 2010