Primary, infant and junior schools

Heathcote Primary School

Heathcote Primary School opened from September 2017 as 1FE (210 places) and has proved popular with residents in the surrounding area. It is currently proposed to expand the school to 2FE (420 places) from September 2021 to ensure there are sufficient places to meet the expected need in the planning area in line with housing development.

Long Lawford Primary School

In July 2015 Cabinet gave approval for increasing the capacity at Long Lawford Primary School.

The school has received recognition from OFSTED as being an outstanding school.

Having already undergone expansion to become a two form entry school, from September 2018 it expanded further to accept three forms of entry.

The published admission number (PAN) has increased from 60 to 90, so that the overall capacity of the school will eventually rise to 630 pupils.

The increase in capacity is in response to:

  • the general rise in the population of primary aged pupils living in the priority area, which is the result of the higher birth rate
  • new housing developments and inward migration being experienced by the county as a whole.

High Meadow Infant School

From September 2019 High Meadow Infant School will change its name to High Meadow Community School and:

  • extend the age range of the school from five to seven years old to five to 11 years old
  • increase the capacity of the school from 90 pupils to 210 pupils.

The published admission number (PAN) will remain the same at 30.

Expanding the school in this way will result in the school providing full primary provision, with pupils benefiting from the continuity of teaching and learning.

The school has received recognition from OFSTED as being a good school.

Michael Drayton Junior School

In November 2017 Cabinet gave approval for increasing the capacity at Michael Drayton Junior School. This expansion will occur from September 2019.

The school has received recognition from OFSTED as being a good school.

It has been agreed to:

  • increase the capacity of the school from 512 pupils to 600 pupils (four forms of entry to five forms of entry).
  • Increase the published admission number (PAN) from 128 to 150, meaning the school will grow by 88 pupils across all year groups.

This expansion of the school will accommodate the forecast pressure in year three places in the area.

This is due to a general rise in primary age pupils in recent years which have been initially accommodated by adding capacity at a local infant school.

Newdigate Primary School

In November 2017 Cabinet gave approval for increasing the capacity at Newdigate Primary School.

The school has received recognition from OFSTED as being a good school.

It has been agreed to:

  • increase the capacity of the school from 315 pupils to 420 pupils (one and a half forms of entry to two forms of entry).
  • increase the published admission number (PAN) from 45 to 60, meaning the school will grow by 105 pupils across all year groups.

The increase in capacity at the school addresses the general rise in the population of primary aged pupils living in the planning area, which is the result of the higher birth rate in recent years and new housing being experienced by the county as a whole.

It is anticipated that the expansion will commence in September 2020.

Coleshill Church of England Primary School

In February 2018 Cabinet gave approval for increasing the capacity at Coleshill Church of England Primary School.

The school has received recognition from OFSTED as being a good school.

It has been agreed to:

  • increase the KS1 capacity from one form of entry to two forms of entry, resulting in a total capacity of 420.

The increase in capacity at the school addresses the general rise in the population of primary aged pupils living in the planning area, which is the result of the higher birth rate in recent years and increased level of in year movement.

Permission to erect an additional classroom was granted by North Warwickshire District Council in September 2018.

Current Consultations

There are no proposed primary school expansions currently under consultation.