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Surrey’s biggest-ever school places investment continues

A popular infants’ school has been given the go-ahead to expand as the county council continues to push ahead with the biggest investment programme in Surrey’s history.

Surrey is investing nearly £330 million to create 13,000 school places over the next five years to meet demand from a rising birth rate and a growing population across the county.

The council’s Cabinet has approved expanding Lyne and Longcross Church of England Infants School by 120 pupils and enabling it to turn it into a primary school. The expanded school will have 210 pupils by September 2015.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “Since 2010, we’ve quadrupled the number of new places available in Surrey schools in response to a boom in demand and a rising birthrate.

“We’re committed to ensuring the education of children in Surrey continues to improve and this school’s expansion will mean much-needed extra places for pupils in Chertsey and the surrounding area.”

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