Big expansion for Tarporley Primary

PLANS to expand Tarporley CE Primary School have been granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The school can now press ahead with the scheme to accommodate an extra 105 children.

Planning permission has been given for four new classrooms, wash facilities, additional meeting rooms and office. The redesign will also expand the school hall, relocate the staff room, offices and re-position the front entrance of the school. The expansion plans also include a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area).

From September 2018, the school will be able to take 45 children split across two reception classes. The school will be holding an ‘Ugly Bug ball’ on Monday 9th October for children (and parents) who are considering applying for a place at Tarporley. If your child is due to start school in September next year, please come to school for 2pm and have some fun in our reception class.

Headteacher Kerry Forrester said: “I am delighted that the Local Authority has given approval for the expansion of our fantastic school. I passionately believe we should be able to offer a place to all the children within our village who want to come to our school. It really is a wonderful opportunity for all of us here at Tarporley CE Primary School. We will embrace every stage of the expansion to enhance the learning experiences for all of our children.”

Chair of governors Gill Tyler said: “As a village school, we are thrilled that we will now be able to ensure that all children living in Tarporley can benefit from an education in our vibrant, welcoming and friendly Church school.”

The project will now be going out to tender for a building contractor who will work with the school team to ensure the school can open in September 2018 with 50% increased capacity.

The expansion of Tarporley CE Primary School is part of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council’s Education Funding Agency Basic Needs capital programme.