Expansion plans for two primary schools across Keighley district

First published in News

Primary schools across the district are being expanded to meet the demand of rising numbers of school-age children.

Planning applications to extend two primary schools, including Cullingworth, have been received by Bradford Council, and another school opened its expanded facilities last week.

Cullingworth Primary School, in New School Lane, will see a rise in pupils from 210 to 315 once its expansion is completed. The planning application is for three classrooms, two group rooms, cloakrooms and toilets. Existing rooms in the building will also be expanded.

Bradford Council announced plans for expansion projects in several primary schools last year to make space for the hundreds of extra children expected to reach school age in the near future.

The government announced in March that Bradford would get £15.3 million between 2013 and 2015, as part of an allowance that could be used on new schools or expanding existing ones.

It will get a £18.9 million share of the allowance between 2015 and 2017 – a £3.6 million rise on the previous two years.

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