Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School - proposed expansion

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 150 secondary school places in Holmes Chapel in response to increasing pupil population from housing developments.

Following discussions with the Local Authority, the Academy Trust at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School have considered the need for extra school places in the area and have agreed to publish expansion proposals.

The proposal is to expand the school 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 Trust of Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School consultation is being co-ordinated by the Local Authority, Cheshire East Council.

You can:-

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, CW4 7DX email: office@hccs.info

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

What happens after the consultation

All the feedback will be collated and reported back to the Academy Trust. They will decide on whether to go ahead with the proposed expansion based upon the feedback and the pressure of places in the area.

If a decision to expand is taken, the school 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 expansion.