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Lincoln school set to increase pupil numbers by half

Lincolnshire County Council has submitted a proposal to expand Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School in Lincoln in order to increase the number of pupils by 50%.

The proposed expansion will take effect from September 2015, in order to ensure there are sufficient primary school places to accommodate increasing pupil numbers.

The plan is to increase the number of pupils in each year group from 60 to 90 and to permanently expand the school from the existing capacity of 420 to 630 places.

This would initially increase the Reception intake in September 2015 to 90 with pupils in all other years remaining at 60.

The increased intake of up to 90 would then be phased in with each subsequent Reception intake from September 2016.

The necessary building work would take place during the academic year 2014/2015.

The proposed expansion would be funded by the Department for Education and the Dedicated Schools Grant (Growth Fund).

Lincolnshire County Council has started a month-long consultation on the plans, open until June 26. People can email their comments to  schoolorganisation@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Responses will be collated and analysed, and a further report will be presented to Executive Councillors for a final decision in August.