THREE schools in south Warwickshire are among those to receive funding to increase their capacity.
St John’s Primary in Kenilworth. St Andrew’s Primary in Shottery and Cubbington Primary School in Leamington will all receive extra cash as Warwickshire County Council allocates the remaining balance of its available capital for education for the year.
The remaining £8.55million of 2023/24’s Education Capital Programme will fund increased capacity in priority locations that have been identified as needing more school places and also boost the county’s resilience in offering places for children and young people with SEND.
Approval was also given for a further some schools to increase the offer of their Specialist Resourced Provision to increase take in of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan.
St John’s Primary School will receive funding to double its capacity to become a two-form entry with 420 pupils. Additional resources will include an SRP to educate up to 14 primary aged children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
St Andrew’s Primary will use its funding for a temporary classroom to increase capacity while options to relocate are examined.
And Cubbington Primary School will use its allocation to increase its capacity and accommodate 24 nursery places during the day, with the new space increasing the before and after school care offer from 25 to 50.
WCC’s education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “Cabinet has used the remainder of the council’s capital funding for the year in a diligent manner, informed by intelligence around where there will be increased demand and ensured that we provide places for all of Warwickshire’s children.
“Using the buildings intelligently increases the offer that schools can make, keep children with EHCPs in their communities and increase schools’ offers to their communities. It makes our resources go further and have greater benefit.”