14 October 2014

Saltdean Primary School expansion agreed

Plans have been agreed to expand Saltdean Primary School from two forms of entry to three as of September 2015.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s children and young people committee has agreed the move in response to increasing pressure on primary school places in the Saltdean area.

Because of the location of Saltdean, the nearest alternative schools where there are spare places would be more than three miles away for children living there.

The development is subject to planning permission. A planning application will be submitted at the end of this month.

Councillor Sue Shanks, chair of the children and young people committee, said: “I believe we need to do everything we can to enable young children to go to a school that’s near to them.

“We are committed to expanding Saltdean primary in a way that maintains its current ethos and excellent standards.”