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Plans signed off for 420 extra Surrey school places

Plans to create an extra 420 places at two primary schools have been signed off by Surrey County Council.

Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny has given the go-ahead for proposals to expand Hinchley Wood and The Greville by 210 places each.

She said: “This will provide much-needed classroom space as part of our efforts to find 13,000 extra places over the next five years.

“Such unprecedented demand has left the council facing a £215 million funding gap and with the county’s taxpayers contributing £6 billion to the national coffers every year and getting less than a billion back in funding for services, it’s time Whitehall gave Surrey’s residents a fairer deal.”

As part of both planned expansions, temporary ‘bulge’ classes will be made permanent.

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