Councillors approve plans for £15m expansion of popular schools

Conservative Councillors in Wandsworth have approved a £15m investment in the Borough’s most popular schools.  The investment means schools will have extra space to cater for rising pupil numbers and that parents will have more choice.

At secondary level, St Cecilia’s (Southfields) and Chestnut Grove Academy (Balham) will increase by one class and Ark Academy (Putney) will add two classes to its intake.  In addition, Burntwood School will offer extra spaces from September 2018 and, at primary level, Brandlehow School in Putney will become two forms of entry.

Additional resources will also be invested in Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision to support children with a range of disabilities.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Cllr Sarah McDermott said: “This programme of investment is great news for parents who will have more options and greater choice. I particularly welcome the investment in SEN which will benefit the Borough’s most vulnerable children.”