Parents’ joy as school says ‘yes’

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Fordham parents who were told there were no places for them at their village school have been celebrating after hearing they will be admitted in September.

In April the Journal reported that parents had been devastated when they were told the popular school could not cope with the increased numbers of children wanting to go there.

But agreement has been reached with the education authority which will see nearly £2 million spent on alterations at the school to allow for the additional 22 youngsters wanting to go there.

John Bradshaw, chairman of governors said: “We have agreed to accept the children on the basis that the council has agreed to two phases of work, the first to provide two temporary classrooms and the second to make the structural changes needed so school facilities can cope with the extra numbers.” A council spokesman confirmed: “We are providing an additional mobile classroom and later on an extension to the hall and the reception outdoor area.

“In the longer term we are looking to replace the mobiles within the next two years.”