The proposed new classrooms will be situated in a new extension at the rear of the site, taking up part of the existing playground.
Funding for the extension is coming from a financial contribution by the developer of Parkway North, required by part of a Section 106 agreement signed in 2000.
Construction of the new classrooms will allow the number of temporary classrooms on the site (currently eight) to be “reduced proportionally”.
The temporary classrooms were originally installed to cope with a an anticipated “bulge” of demand arising form the Bradley Stoke housing development. It had been anticipated to remove them once the bulge had passed but further development, particularly at Parkway North, resulted in the need to retain them.
A feasibility study carried out in 2009 confirmed the possibility of increasing accommodation at the school to provide 630 places on a permanent basis.