Surrey News provides sneak preview of school revamps
The first artist’s impressions of how an expanded Addlestone primary school will look have been unveiled by Surrey County Council.
Sayes Court is set to double in size, with the revamped facilities providing an additional 210 places by next September.
A new artist’s impression of the revamped Cranmere Primary School has also been released by the council. The Esher school is being completely rebuilt to boost capacity by 210 places.
Surrey needs to bridge a £215 million funding gap for the 13,000 places required over the next five years.
Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “Surrey needs to find 13,000 places over the next five years and this expansion forms part of that.
“We’re facing a £215m shortfall to meet unprecedented demand when our budgets are also being severely squeezed by the growing number of older people needing care.
“As no other part of the country pays so much in to the national coffers and gets so little back, it seems only right that Surrey’s residents should get a fairer deal for this mammoth task.”