Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Comment ID 14823809//18
Document Section Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Schedule 5: Proposed sites for community facilities Primary Schools Primary Schools View all on this section
Respondent Nailsea Action Group View all by this respondent
Response Date 27 Apr 2016

There are four primary schools in Nailsea: Kingshill (Church of England), Golden Valley, St Francis (Catholic) and the Grove and Hannah More Federation. All were built (respectively circa 1963, 1980, 1980 and 1964) at the time when the population was responding to a massive increase in housing in the town. Kingshill is significantly undersubscribed and the only primary school in the town to be so, but its capacity is only half that of either Golden Valley or the of the Federation. St Francis is not quite full, but has significantly more first preference choices for September 2016 than it has room for, but its 'catchment' as a Catholic school extends well beyond the town of Nailsea and the school is only half the size of Golden Valley and of the Federation. Golden Valley and the Federation have a few places available. If the proposed site allocations by Engine Lane and The Uplands are developed, even without taking account of the, as yet, unallocated site by Youngwood Lane, the nearest school, the Federation, would be significantly over subscribed and pupils would be directed to Kingshill. If the Causeway View site is developed as well, then Kingshill would be significantly oversubscribed too.