Primary plan t duble in size

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

A £2.5 millin plan which will mre than duble the size f Ely s Lantern Primary Schl has been given the g-ahead. The schl is t grw frm its present 200 pupils t 420 ver the next few years. The expansin plan invlves altering the schl s catc

A £2.5 millin plan which will mre than duble the size f Ely's Lantern Primary Schl has been given the g-ahead.

The schl is t grw frm its present 200 pupils t 420 ver the next few years.

The expansin plan invlves altering the schl's catchment area t include eight cul-de-sacs t the west f Lynn Rad and building wrk will be carried ut in the next year t accmmdate the new pupils.

Sixty yungsters will be admitted in September 2010 and a further 30 every year until the schl reaches its target.

The mve cmes after pupils starting receptin in Ely's fur primary schls has gradually increased frm 137 in 1999 t 199 last year.

Huse building in Ely, which has been at the rate f arund 300 new hmes each year, is als expected t cntinue.

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