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.
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.
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.