Wilmslow High School - proposed expansion

Under section 14 of the Education Act 1996 the Local Authority has a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient primary and secondary school places for children resident in its area. An analysis of the latest pupil forecasts has identified the need to provide additional secondary school places in Wilmslow in response to the increasing pupil population and additional pupils from new housing developments.

The Local Authority’s proposal is to expand Wilmslow High School from 1500 to 1800 pupil places (from 300 to 360 places for each year group from Year 7 to year 11) for occupation in September 2023 (or earlier if the expansion works are completed ahead of schedule).

Following discussions with the school, the authority has issued a public notice regarding the proposal and a 4 week representation period will run from 16 January 2020 to 14 February 2020. 

For further information regarding the proposal please read the consultation document (PDF, 298KB) and frequently asked questions (PDF, 252KB)

8 September 2020 - cabinet meeting

Cabinet met to consider a report which sought approval to enter into a construction contract. Further information is available on our Council and Democracy page.

6 April 2020 - decision

The Portfolio Holder for Children and Families considered the proposed expansion of Wilmslow High School. Further information is available on the Modern.gov website

14 February 2020 - consultation closed

All the feedback received will be collated and a report will be prepared. The report was to  be considered by the School Organisation Sub Committee at a meeting due to  be held on 6 April 2020.

However, in light of COVID-19 this meeting was cancelled and the Council used using its decision making powers to enable the decision to be taken by the relevant Portfolio Holder.