Proposal to Expand Worthington Primary School

Statutory Notice is given that Trafford Council intends to make a prescribed alteration to Worthington Primary School (a community school) from 1 September 2021

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. In order to secure sufficient, high quality places for children resident in Trafford, the LA proposes the expansion of Worthington Primary School.

Formal consultation on the increase of the Published Admission Number from 45 to 60 was conducted under the requirements of the School Admissions Code. It began on 7th October 2019 for a period of 6 weeks and ended on 18th November 2019. No comments or objections were received.

The increased admission number was then considered as part of Trafford's Proposed Admission Arrangements for 2021, by Trafford's Executive and the final arrangements were determined on 28th February 2020.

Notice is given that Trafford Council intends to make a prescribed alteration to Worthington Primary School (a community school) from 01 September 2021.

The current published admission number for Worthington Primary School is 45. This allows for a maximum number of pupils on roll of 315. The anticipated number of pupils on roll at Worthington Primary School from September 2021 is 360. This to include 15 additional reception children and 15 additional children in Years 5 and 6 in order to accommodate families moving into the area. An additional 15 pupils will be admitted in every subsequent reception cohort. It is expected that the School will reach the maximum of 420 pupils by September 2023.

A planning application has been submitted and approved: 99502/FUL/19, proposing a two storey 4, classroom extension and associated external works.

The proposal requires the erection of a two storey extension to the south elevation to form four additional classrooms with associated cloakroom, stores and toilets.

Copies of the full proposal can be obtained from: Marilyn Golding, School Admissions Service Manager, Waterside House, Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF or can be viewed using this link.

By 11 June 2020 any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to Marilyn Golding, School Admissions Service Manager, Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF or by sending an email to: school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk