Consultation on plans for more spaces at Willows school

A consultation to further extend a Rotherham school in order to allow more pupils to attend, has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 7:00 am

The Willows School in Thurcroft take pupils aged between seven and 19 with a range of moderate learning difficulties.

It was extended in 2018 to cater for 120 pupils, from a total of 100 previously.

However, demand for places has continued to increase, and despite the conversion of the disused caretakers bungalow on site there is still a need to extend the school furtuer.

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A consultation to further extend a Rotherham school in order to allow more pupils to attend, has been given the go-ahead by councillors.
A consultation to further extend a Rotherham school in order to allow more pupils to attend, has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Around 175 pupils are registered to attend the school in September 2021 , and further alterations were approved on Monday, June 21 to hold a pre-statutory consultation to accommodate the growing number of pupils.

The consultation will run for a minimum of four weeks, and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council will notify the Secretary of State for Education of the determination of the proposals by January 2022.

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