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£41m of extra school places funding is “step in the right direction” – Surrey leader

Following the Government’s announcement that Surrey County Council has been awarded more than £41 million in extra funding over the next two years for a ‘significant and unexpected’ increase in demand for school places, leader David Hodge said: “We have pushed long and hard for a fair settlement with the help of Surrey MPs and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Surrey receives record number of secondary applications

Surrey County Council has received a record number of applications for secondary school places. The 10,975 submitted by last Friday’s closing date (31 October) for places next September was the highest number since the launch of the online application system in 2004. That figure was also nearly 300 more than the number submitted last year, … Continue reading

Surrey remains a top GCSE performer

Surrey County Council continues to be among the top-performing authorities at GCSE, according to figures released by the Department for Education for exams in 2014. They show that: Almost three-quarters of pupils getting five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, putting Surrey in the top 10% of education authorities in England The result ranked … Continue reading

Plans for more than 250 extra places set to be signed off

Plans for more than 250 places are set to be signed off as the county council pushes on with the biggest schools expansion project in Surrey’s history. Capacity at Bishop David Brown School in Woking will be boosted by 150 places and another 105 will be added at Bisley Church of England Primary under proposals being … Continue reading

MP Philip Hammond gets progress report on new 900-place school

Picture caption: Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond has visited Surrey County Council for a progress report on a new secondary school for 900-plus pupils at the Runnymede Centre in Addlestone. The Foreign Secretary also heard about the council’s £215 million funding gap for the 13,000 places required in the next five years. Quote: Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

Plans for 420 extra Surrey school places signed off

Plans to build new classrooms for 420 extra pupils at two Surrey schools have been given the go-ahead. New facilities will be built at Leatherhead’s St Peter’s Catholic Primary and St Alban’s Catholic Primary in East Molesey, providing 210 additional places at each school. Surrey needs to bridge a £215 million funding gap for the … Continue reading

More than 4,100 new places created as council faces £215m funding gap

As schools open after the summer break with space for more than 4,100 extra pupils, Surrey County Council has warned that plugging a £215 million funding gap for 13,000 further places is becoming increasingly tough. Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny said: “I’m pleased we have ensured more than 4,100 additional pupils can learn … Continue reading

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