Cup of tea wrote:
I think it's all about money. SHS, Marling and Pates are going to increase yr 7 entry to 5 forms (150 or 30-32 in a form depending on appeals) but the gloucester grammars don't have the space to add a whole new class so they are increasing to 128. However I understood this to be over 4 forms (i.e. 32 per class). Great news for some if it actually happens from this Sept though!
I was not sure about it being 2015 as well but they do have the classrooms to do it Crypt have just added an engineering block so I guess the new classrooms can be used as form rooms. Agree about it being about money but the area does also have a need for extra school places to cater for the increased numbers coming through primary schools. I