Sutton School Expansion Programme

Primary Expansion Programme

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).


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