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IN PICTURES: Sneak peek of 630-place Surrey primary

After plans to completely rebuild a primary for 630 pupils were agreed, Surrey County Council unveiled artist’s impressions of how the revamped school will look.

Cranmere Primary in Esher will be expanded next to the current school to provide an extra 210 places as part of the biggest investment programme in Surrey’s history to meet growing demand for places fuelled by a rising birth rate and population.

It will have capacity for three classes of 30 pupils per year and a 26-place nursery will also be built.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “This new 630-place school forms an integral part of Surrey’s biggest-ever investment programme to create 13,000 more places.

“Since 2010, we’ve quadrupled the number of new places available in Surrey schools in response to a rising birthrate and a growing population.

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

The rebuilt school is expected to open during the academic year starting in September 2015. Surrey’s planning and regulatory committee approved the application.



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