Stanway Primary Schools

14th July 2017

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the decision by Essex County Council to build capacity at Stanway Fiveways Primary School and Stanway Primary School.

Both schools are currently oversubscribed by 58 places and proposals will see future capacity grow by 455 additional places. Furthermore, the development will see both schools receiving new classrooms and studio spaces; improvements to SEN resource areas; increased parking, and, enhanced outdoor PE and play areas.

Priti commented:

"As in other areas of my constituency, there is predicted to be continued significant pressures on pupil places in Stanway due to a rising birth rate, inward migration and new housing developments. Residents in Stanway and surrounding areas will join with me in welcoming the Council's decision.

"The decision will give the schools modern and enhanced facilities for pupils to learn.

"However, as I pointed out in my response to the ECC consultation, any development of this size will mean that additional funding will be required to kit both schools out and buy in new resources. Additionally, consideration must be given by the Council over recruitment of teachers and learning assistants to meet the rising number of pupils at the school.

"I will continue to work with parents of pupils at the school, teachers and Governors to ensure that their views are known to the Council throughout the process."

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: WithamMP@parliament.uk with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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