Christchurch Infants School temporary classroom gets go ahead0
Education chiefs at Dorset County Council met with concerned parents in May after a high number of applications to Christchurch Infants meant 26 four- year-olds were looking to have to travel away from their catchment area to other schools in the borough.
After working with the head teacher and governors at Christchurch Infants, the county council agreed to provide an interim solution that would allow these children to be taught at their catchment school.
And planners have now agreed that a temporary classroom for 30 reception pupils can be added to the school grounds on Addiscombe Road this summer, ready for the start of the new term in September.
Teaching staff have already been recruited and work can now begin during the summer holidays to move the classroom on site and equip it with all the facilities needed in time for September.
The county council will submit another planning application later this year for a second temporary classroom to be added to the site. This will allow the new pupils to move on to year one in 2014, while the long-term education provision in Christchurch is considered.