Nottingham primary school gets £3.35 million expansion

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A new multi-million project to expand a Radford school has been given the go-ahead to cope with the increasing number of pupils in the area.

Nottingham City Council authorised the plans for Mellers Primary School in Radford.

Work will commence in August and the extension will be ready for pupils in September 2017.

The expansion is taking place so the school can increase the student number from 210 to 420.

Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Education said: “The City Council has taken bold and decisive action to ensure that there are enough primary school places to meet the current and future demand.

Exciting times for  Mellers

“This year we were able to offer every Nottingham child a school place and expansion projects like Mellers Primary mean we can ensure every child has a place in the years to come.

“It is exciting times for Mellers.”

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Picture: Architect’s design of what the expanded school will look like. 

The city council is aiming to produce more school places for pupils in Nottingham, and since 2009 an extra 2,085 places have been created.

Amanda Dawson, Headteacher at Mellers Primary School said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that the Mellers expansion has been given the ‘go-ahead’ by the council’s executive board.”

The school is very popular around the area and which is heavily populated, and nearly double the amount of spaces will be available in September 2017.

Other recent school revamps include Heathfield Primary School in Basford, which had a £5.3 million expansion to create an additional 420 places.

The rest of the city will benefit from the school expansion programme, with schools in Sneinton, Wilford and Wollaton also growing.

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