The future of children’s education is a top priority for Derby City Council which is proposing to launch an exciting project to increase its school places to accommodate growing pupil numbers.

Bemrose School Primary has been earmarked for £1.3million capital funding to increase its pupil size.

The Council Cabinet is set to agree funding for this proposal at its meeting next Wednesday 7 September. If the project is given the go-ahead, from September 2017 The Bemrose School Primary will increase its pupils’ places from 315 places to 420 places.

Brackensdale Infant and Junior Schools will both provide an additional 105 places between them. The increase in pupil places is linked to the new housing development at Manor Kingsway, which is in the catchment area for the schools.

Councillor Sarah Russell, ‌Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Derby City Council, said: “The Council closely monitors pupil numbers and trends and the school expansion proposals will help to secure sufficient school places for the children and young people of Derby. We are working very closely with schools so they can accommodate more pupils.”

Subject to approval, public consultation will take place on the proposals.