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D-Day for West Hove Junior School in Hove’s old police base
4:00pm Tuesday 16th July 2013 in News
Expansion plans for a junior school are set to take a big step forward.
Brighton and Hove City Council wants to turn the former Hove Police Station in Holland Road into extra classroom space for West Hove Junior School.
Today the local authority’s children and young people committee is set to agree to send the proposal out to consultation with a final decision expected at its next meeting on October 14.
The police station will then be converted ahead of the arrival of three classes of Year Three entry – up to 96 seven-yearolds – in September 2014.
The council bought the police station site in May.
The progression comes following an almost unanimous show of support, with 83 out of 86 responses in favour of the move.
The council hopes it will match the success of West Hove Infant School’s expansion on to its Connaught Road site in Hove two years ago.
West Hove Junior School’s governing body has agreed in principle to the expansion proposal, and is currently considering the results of the consultation.
Sue Shanks, chairwoman of the council’s children and young people committee, said: “We’re working hard to make sure the new classes at the police station site are managed in a way that gives high quality education and continuity for the children at West Hove Infants’ Connaught Road site.”
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