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Surrey invests nearly £5m in new school for 210 pupils

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Surrey County Council has signed off investment of nearly £5 million for a new school in Horley for 210 pupils.

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Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “We’ve embarked on the biggest school expansion programme Surrey’s ever seen to create the 16,000 places we need to meet a huge rise in demand. This fantastic new primary school is part of that investment to ensure every child gets the best possible start in life.”

An artist’s impression of the new school. Click image to download

Further information:

The new school at the Acres, between Brookfield Drive and Lake Lane in a new housing development, is part of the biggest expansion programme in Surrey’s history.

Around 16,000 new places will be created over five years to meet growing demand fuelled by a sharp rise in birth rates. More than 3,000 extra classroom spaces will be found in the next year alone.

It will be the first new school built in Surrey since Southfield Park, Epsom, in 2006.

Under the plans contained in a report to the council’s Cabinet the new Church of England school is being established in partnership with the Diocese of Southwark.

The school is due to open in September 2014, together with a new 26-place nursery.

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