Congleton secondary schools - proposed expansions

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for children resident in its area. An analysis of the latest pupil forecasts has identified the need to provide an additional 300 secondary school places in Congleton in response to increasing pupil population particularly from  housing developments.

Following discussions with the Local Authority, the Academy Trusts at Congleton High School and Eaton Bank Academy have considered the need for extra school places in the area and have agreed to publish expansion proposals.

The proposal is to expand both schools by 150 places each for years 7-11.Further information regarding the rationale for expansion can be found in the consultation document.

Feedback your views 

In partnership with the academy trusts of Congleton High School and Eaton Bank Academy consultation is being co-ordinated by the Local Authority

You can :- 

Congleton High School, Box Lane, Congleton, CW12 4NS  email:enquiries@congletonhigh.com

Eaton Bank Academy, Jackson Road, Congleton CW12 1NT email:postpoint@eatonbank.org

Cheshire East Council, School Organisation and Capital Strategy Team email SOCS@cheshireeast.gov.uk

What happens after the consultation?

All the feedback will be collated and reported back to the board of directors at both schools.  They will make a decision on whether to go ahead with the expansion based upon the feedback and the pressure of places in the area. If a decision to expand is taken, the schools will submit either a Fast Track Application or a Full Business Case to the Regional Schools Commissioner

 The Local Authority will also consider all feedback received in order that a decision can be taken on whether to approve the funding of the proposed expansions.