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Southampton council plans to overhaul three primary schools

Plans to overhaul three Southampton primary schools have been proposed by the city's council to deal with an increased demand for places.

Banister Infant and Wordsworth Infant in Shirley could become all-through schools, which would amalgamate infant and junior education on the one site.

Moorlands Primary in Bitterne could have its capacity doubled with an extension.

Residents can attend public consultations to give their views.

The city's rising birth rate has been given as the reason for the increased demand for places.

Children's services councillor Jeremy Moulton said it was "an exciting time for education in Southampton".

Public consultations are at:

• Banister Infant School - Monday 12 March, 18:00 GMT

• Moorlands Primary School - Wednesday 14 March, 16:00

• Wordsworth Infant School - Wednesday 21 March, 18:00

The school buildings should be ready by September 2013, the council said.

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