Following outline planning permission granted earlier this year, the Council are now consulting on the detail of the proposals to expand Sudbourne Primary School using the vacant site on the other side of Sudbourne Road.
The proposed expansion would enable Sudbourne School to expand from the current 1.5 form entry school, to a 3 form entry school. This would mean that from September 2015, the new school would open its doors, and would be able to admit 90 children in each year group, instead of the current 45. Eventually, Sudbourne School would be able to accommodate 630 pupils from Reception up to Year 6; twice the current number.
Brixton Hill’s councillors and Lambeth’s lead on education, Cllr Rachel Heywood, have been working with the school to ensure the expansion maintains the current school’s ethos and way of working.
Now local residents have a chance to have their say on the plans on Tuesday December 17. Proposed designs will be on display at a drop-in session at the school between 2-8pm and people will be able to comment on them and speak with the designers.
Councillor Florence Nosegbe welcomed Sudbourne’s proposed expansion earlier this year: “More and more people are choosing to send their kids to local schools which is good, but bad because there’s not enough space. As one of the only councillors who went to primary and secondary school in Lambeth, I know how important it is for local children to get access to local schools.”