Grammar school hall plan submitted

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a junior hall at Wisbech Grammar School to cater for the growing number of pupils.Magdalene House, the school's junior department has seen a surge in pupil numbers from 83 in 1997, when it first opened, to 195 for this year.

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a junior hall at Wisbech Grammar School to cater for the growing number of pupils.

Magdalene House, the school's junior department has seen a surge in pupil numbers from 83 in 1997, when it first opened, to 195 for this year.

Now in a bid to cope with the demand for extra spaces for the younger pupils, head teacher Robert Repper has announced plans to expand the junior site.

Mr Repper said proposals are being looked at to create a new junior school and two extra classrooms at the site in North Brink.

A total cost for the project has not been drawn up, but an application for the new hall has been submitted to Fenland Council.

Mr Repper, said: “With four building projects completed in the last five years, members of the school community council could be forgiven for thinking that further developments would be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

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“However, the governors have decided to look at the possibility of further extensions to our facilities.”

The plans include extending the senior sports hall to create a new junior hall, which would house two classrooms above it.

Magdalene House is for children aged 4 to 11. There are 540 pupils who attend the senior school

Multi-million pound projects have already been completed at the school and they include a new pavilion, performing arts centre, astro pitch and staff workroom.

The school is also looking to develop a sixth form centre.