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Another bit of masterful planning from WBC

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18 months after it opened; Chapelford Primary School is hoping for an extension to provide 6 extra classrooms and extra facilities for staff etc. 

 

Surely the numpties who planned the school should have realised that closing one school and transferring all the kids to the new school plus the amount of kids that will be "produced" by a new housing estate would have meant a school twice the size should have been built to start with??

 

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/19644/1/School-wants-six-extra-classrooms/Page1.html

 

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18 months after it opened; Chapelford Primary School is hoping for an extension to provide 6 extra classrooms and extra facilities for staff etc. 

 

Surely the numpties who planned the school should have realised that closing one school and transferring all the kids to the new school plus the amount of kids that will be "produced" by a new housing estate would have meant a school twice the size should have been built to start with??

 

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/19644/1/School-wants-six-extra-classrooms/Page1.html

Last time I looked Sycamore Lane school is still standing ,'praps they can open it up again !

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The council were told at the time during the consultation meetings that the new school wasn't going to be big enough, and it was too soon to close Sycamore Lane Primary.

 

All they said was "We've done our calculations"

 

Their calculations mustn't have accounted for more people moving into Sankey, and a baby boom.

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All they said was "We've done our calculations"

Must be same type of calculator I had when I started work. 1 pencil.1 ruler. 1 rubber.3 sheets of paper. 10 fingers. 10 toes.

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I wonder if the cost of a new build and the cost of building extra classes come out of different budgets or pots of money and this was foreseen and planned?  Just wondering though.

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..................... and this was foreseen and planned?  

 

Don't be daft.... They are fire-fighting again just like they always do. Look at Oakwood Primary; how many times has that been extended in the last 5 years alone?

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I know and I also know that things get paid for from different budgets all the time, sometimes at a detriment to service and value for money too.  Maybe there was a finite budget for the new build which only covered what they built.  It could have been funded from numerous different pots.

Not trying to stick up for that lot but it does happen, in fact much dafter things than this happen. 

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No need to speculate as to why the school needs to be bigger, the council closed down one school that already served its area and replaced it with a similar school which now serves the original area and the Chapelford development which is rather large.

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Any forward planning involves a degree of speculation, hence planning services for future demand is ultimately an estimate based on demographic trends. If demand has exceeded that estimated by council officers, the reason should be evident in an audit of the resultant actual demand.

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Yes, it must have come as s massivd shock to them when families began moving into all those new houses that were being built ????????????

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All those "new houses" would have or should have been included in the calculations, even before most of them were even built, based on planning permissions, at 2.2 kids per house or whatever formula they use;  a reasonable estimate of projected demand would indicate location required, class space required etc etc. Now assuming they did all that; and they can add up;  the only thing that would throw their projections out would be some unforseen surge in demand, such as a baby boom !

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