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Proposed Expansion of Primary School - From 210 to 315 Places

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Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Proposal to enlarge Tattenhall Park Primary School.

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and
Inspections Act 2006 and The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to
Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 that Cheshire West and
Chester Borough Council intends to make prescribed alterations to Tattenhall
Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9AH
by 01 September 2018.

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council propose to enlarge the physical
capacity of Tattenhall Park Primary School to provide the accommodation
necessary to enable an increase in the number of primary aged pupils from
210 to 315 places.

The current capacity of the school is 210 and the proposed capacity will be
315. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 209 (as at
October 2016.) The current admission number for the school is 30 and the
proposed admission numbers will be 45 from September 2018.

This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal which is published on the
Council's website. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from:
School Organisation Team, Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, (HQ
Floor 1), 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE, or by email:
schoolplanningandpolicy@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Within six weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person
may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to: Director
of Governance, Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, (HQ Floor 2), 4
Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE.

The closing date for objections and comments is Thursday 19 January 2017
Signed: Karen McIlwaine, Director of Governance
Publication Date: Thursday 8 December 2016

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PROPOSAL TO MAKE A PRESCRIBED ALTERATION TO
Tattenhall Park Primary School
Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

School and Local Authority Details
This proposal to make a prescribed alteration to Tattenhall Park Primary School,
Chester Road, Tattenhall, CH3 9AH from 1 September 2018 is being published by
Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, HQ Building, 58 Nicholas St, Chester,
CH1 2NP. Contact Name and Address: Carolyn Davis, Senior Manager, Education
Infrastructure. (HQ Floor 1), 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE

Publication Date
Thursday 8 December 2016

The Proposal
It is proposed to permanently expand the school from a capacity of 210 places to
315 places from September 2018.

Consultation
An informal public consultation was carried out by the local authority during the
period 26 September 2016 to 23 October 2016. A public meeting was held at the
school on 17 October 2016.
The outcome of the consultation was reported to Cheshire West and Chester
Borough Council's Director of Education on 1 November 2016.
The report includes a summary of the written responses received.

Description of alteration and evidence of demand
It is proposed that the school is permanently enlarged, adding a total of 105 places,
increasing the published admission number of the school from 30 to 45 for Reception
Year entry September 2018. The published admission number for subsequent years
would be 45 and the school would cumulatively grow to reach a total capacity of 315.
The school would be provided with additional classrooms to accommodate the
expansion. Additional accommodation will be provided to ensure an adequate
infrastructure for the increased numbers.

Analysis of future demand for school places captured through collation of school
planning data that analyses local birth rates, recent and proposed housing
developments and patterns of parental preference suggests that this provision is
required to ensure a local sufficiency of primary school places.

Objective
This proposal seeks to ensure that all children are able to access a local school of
their parent's preference that is judged by Ofsted to be 'Good' or 'Outstanding'.
Ofsted consider this to be an 'Outstanding' school.

The school is currently over-subscribed in four out of seven of its year groups with a
future shortfall of places in all year groups being forecast. The creation of additional
places will enable more children to attend the school of their parent's preference.

The effect on other schools, academies and educational institutions within the area
It is not considered that this will have a negative impact upon the four other schools
in the local school planning area (as used by the Education Funding Agency for the
purpose of school place planning), one of these schools is also proposed for
expansion, all are considered too distant to offer a sustainable home-to-school travel
alternative to the demand arising from the development of Tattenhall.

Project costs and indication of how these will be met, including how long term value
for money will be achieved;

The budget for the project has been set at £1.2m. The final approach to design and
cost will be determined through a feasibility study. Appropriate funding has been
identified within the Education Funding Agency Basic Needs funded element of
Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council's capital programme. Building works
will be commissioned through a process of competitive tender.

Implementation and any proposed stages for implementation
It is anticipated that if this proposal is approved by the Cabinet Member for Children
and Families a scheme of building works will be procured and completed to enable
occupancy of the expanded school from 1 September 2018. The proposal remains
subject to planning permission.
It is proposed that up to 45 children would be admitted into the Reception Year in
September 2018 and in subsequent years, allowing the school to grow to a total
capacity of 315.

The procedure for responses: support; objections and comments
A public notice was published in a local newspaper on Thursday 8 December 2016
and is available on the Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council's website:

http://rural.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2218/1/Public_notices.html

Within six weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response
supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposal;
 By sending a response to the Director of Governance, Cheshire West and
Chester Borough Council, (HQ Floor 1), 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65
0BE
 By email to schoolplanningandpolicy@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

The closing date for objections and comments is Thursday 19 January 2017