Gloucestershire

Extra 135 Gloucestershire primary school places created

Extra primary school places have been created in Gloucester and Cheltenham to meet an increase in demand.

A total of up to 135 new places will be made available from September 2012 to cope with a rise in the birth rate.

It is hoped the extra spaces will allow more parents to send their children to a school near the family home.

Gloucestershire County Council increased the number of places after consulting with families on their preferred school locations.

A total of 75 temporary extra places and 15 permanent places have been added to schools in Cheltenham.

In Gloucester, 30 extra temporary places will be added at Calton Infant and Junior Schools, Meadowside Primary and Brockworth Primary.

Another 15 will be added at Parton Manor Infant and Junior School, and Elmbridge Infant and Junior schools.

The deadline for applying for places is 15 January 2012.

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