Primary school set for expansion

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 January 2018

Kewstoke Primary School will welcome children as young as three. Picture: Jeremy Long

Kewstoke Primary School will welcome children as young as three. Picture: Jeremy Long

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

A village primary school will soon accommodate children as young as three years old to meet Government requirements on childcare.

Kewstoke Primary School will welcome a new intake of youngsters from January 22.

The school will take on a maximum of 10 children aged three to four.

The expansion has been approved by North Somerset Council’s executive committee.

Newly-implemented Government legislation means the council is obliged to provide 30 hours free childcare each week for youngsters aged three to four.

A decision notice signed by the council’s executive member for children, Jan Barber, said: “In the immediate locality there is no school-led provision offered for three and four-year-olds.

“This proposal would enable this choice for parents and would be especially advantageous for parents with children currently on school roll easing transition into the school.”

More from Weston Mercury


North Somerset’s two MPs have both pledged their allegiance to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more

A newly-formed choral ensemble will perform festive carols this week.

Read more

A Weston-born composer provided the music for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday dinner.

Read more

Shoppers will be able to park in Weston-super-Mare for free in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more
North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare

Outstanding building projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Weston Museum last week.

Read more

Pupils and teachers from Locking Preschool hosted a Christmas fair at the village hall this weekend.

Read more

The winner of this year’s Turnip Prize is a plastic dog on top of a bowl full of jelly.

Read more

A decision on whether almost 50 homes will be built on an industrial estate will be made soon.

Read more

Planning a wedding? The Royal Hotel’s wedding coordinator Haley Montgomery shares her top tips on winter weddings and more.

Read more

Excited children spent the morning making Christingles during a messy church service in Weston.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -1°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists