Lessons have been learnt on our school place struggle
With the summer holidays almost behind us, parents and children have been rushing to get ready for a new school year.
While the bustle of buying school uniforms, dodging the latest stationery craze and frantically ensuring your child’s new shoes conform to the school regulations hasn’t changed, where children go to school in Colchester certainly has.
Thanks to a continuing boom in the town’s population, Essex County Council has had to think long and hard about delivering new school places across the spectrum.
The Stanway School created 300 new spaces thanks to an expansion, which included new laboratories, design and technology rooms and space for art and drama.