“Staffordshire is a growing county, and with this growth comes an increased demand for school places. It is important that we as a county council plan ahead and ensure there are enough school places available, so we can continue to offer good and outstanding school places for children in the county.
With two new housing developments in the catchment area of Manor Hill First School providing 592 homes, we are making sure we plan for the future by increasing the capacity of the school from 100 to 225 places. This expansion will mean we can continue to ensure there are enough school places to cope with this increased demand.”
Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the proposal to publish a formal statutory proposal to increase the capacity at Manor Hill First, Stone to enable the school to accommodate 125 additional children generated from new housing in the catchment area.
Decision – (a) That the publication of a statutory proposal for the increase in school places at Manor Hill First School, Stone be approved.
(b) That, subject to no opposition/objection to the proposal, the Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities be authorised to implement the proposal at the end of the representation period.