Extension plans for Shipham school

PUPILS in Somerset could soon be enjoying a bigger classroom if a planning application gets the green light.

PUPILS in Somerset could soon be enjoying a bigger classroom if a planning application gets the green light.

Plans to extend part of Shipham First School have been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council this week.

Somerset County Council, which is in charge of the building in Turnpike Road, wants to make one of the westerly classrooms larger, to create more space for pupils.

A spokesman for the county council said: "The school currently has a shortfall in teaching accommodation.


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"The plans are not for more pupils to go to the school, but rather provide a bit more space for those already attending."

The 3.6m x 7.6m planned extension also includes proposals for a canopy between the two existing classrooms on the west side of the building, to provide a shelter for parents waiting at the beginning and end of the school day.

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The proposals were submitted earlier this month and comments can be left on the Sedgemoor District Council website, www.sedgemoor.gov.uk until April 5.

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