Expansion of Broadheath Primary School

The Local Authority has a duty, set out in the Education Act 1996, to ensure sufficient school places for children who live within its area. Trafford has seen a significant increase in the number of children resident in the area and predictions indicate that numbers will continue to increase further in the future. In order to secure sufficient, high quality places for children resident in Trafford, the LA proposes the expansion of Broadheath Primary School from an Admission Number of 60 to an Admission Number of 90 in each year group.

In order to accommodate the increased Admission Number, the Local Authority will need to expand the capacity of the School premises.

Enlargement of the School Premises

The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 require the LA to undertake statutory proposals for the enlargement of the premises of a school which would increase the capacity of the school by both more than 30 pupils; and by 25% or 200 pupils (whichever is the lesser).

There are 4 stages to the process.  

Stage 1 is informal consultation with interested parties, which must last for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Stage 2 is the publication of a statutory notice which begins Stage 3

Stage 3 is the representation period which must last for 4 weeks.

The final stage is Determination by the Executive Member for Education.

Informal Consultation

A consultation afternoon/evening will be held at the School on Monday 14th November 2016 from 3.30 to 6.30 p.m. Consultees will have the opportunity to look at sketch plans of the proposals and to comment on the potential development. 

Letter from the Headteacher of Broadheath Primary School

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to express your views on the plans, please write to :

Marilyn Golding,School Admissions,Waterside House,Sale M33 7ZF

Alternatively you can email school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk


Town and County Planning

The building works needed to accommodate the expansion will require the LA to submit a planning application and this submission will also form part of consultation process.  Once a planning application is submitted,Trafford’s Planning Department will undertake the required consultation process and interested parties will have the opportunity to make their comments or objections.  The planning process will begin during the autumn term and may take up to 13 weeks.