Sutton School Expansion Programme

Primary Expansion Programme

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The council aims to provide a high standard of education and training for everyone and has a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient school places in the borough.

The council takes into account Greater London Authority (GLA) and Office for National Statistics (ONS) demographic projections when undertaking this function.

Births in Sutton 2002-2014, Office of National Statistics

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Births 2,131 2,247 2,220 2,325 2,426 2,568 2,605 2,786 2,675 2,756 2,708 2,629 2,751

In practice, it is a difficult task to attempt to predict with any certainty the need for primary and secondary school places and the further out the timescale, the less accurate projections may become.

The table above shows that the number of births in Sutton has risen from 2,131 in 2002 to 2,568 in 2007 and up to 2,751 in 2014. As a result, the demand for primary school places in Sutton has increased significantly over this period. 21 of the borough’s primary schools have (or are in the process of being permanently expanded), with a number of schools also admitting “bulge classes” in that period.
The table below summarises those schools that have expanded since 2009 as well as those schools where there are plans to expand (subject to relevant approvals - e.g. planning permission, funding, Committee approval).

Where a school is maintained by the Local Authority (e.g. not an Academy), all consultations and further information on school expansions can be found on the Council’s Consultation Hub.

School name Year Number of extra places
All Saints Benhilton 2012 175
All Saints Carshalton 2012 175
Amy Johnson 2012 210
Avenue Primary 2011 210
Bandon Hill - Wood Field 2013 840
Barrow Hedges Primary 2009 210
Beddington Park Primary 2011 210
Brookfield Primary 2009 210
Cheam Common Infants 2012 90
Cheam Common Junior 2015 120
Devonshire primary 2011 210
Dorchester Primary 2011 210
Hackbridge Primary 2009 210
Manor Park* 2017 210
Muschamp Primary 2011 210
St Elphege's Infant 2012 90
St Elphege's Junior 2015 120
St Mary's Infants 2012 90
St Mary's Juniors  2015  120 
Cheam Park Farm Infants* 2016 45
Cheam Park Farm Junior* 2018 60
Hackbridge Primary School* 2017/18 210
Westbourne Primary School* 2017/18 210
  Total 4325


* = schools where expansions have been proposed but where all the necessary permissions are not yet in place (e.g. funding, planning permission).