High school expansion plans take step forward


The expansion of Wilmslow High School to meet the need for additional secondary school places in the town is a step closer.

The Council approved plans in April 2020 to expand the High School from 1500 to 1800 pupil places, which will see the number of places for each year group from Year 7 to year 11 increase from 300 to 360 places from September 2023.

Cheshire East Cabinet approved a report at their meeting on Tuesday, 8th September, authorising Mark Palethorpe, the Executive Director (People), to award a construction contract for the works which are scheduled to commence in April/May next year.

The proposal includes a single-storey to the main building and a further extension of linking the existing Olympic Hall and Sports Hall blocks plus significant internal re-modelling.

The plans, which can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 20/2640M, are due to be determined next month

Wilmslow High School


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Simon Worthington
Thursday 17th September 2020 at 8:17 am
So the 600 sixth formers don't count.