A decision over a £13.3 million plan to create 630 new primary school places in Wolverhampton will be made before the end of the year it has been announced – with bosses saying the extra space is ‘urgently needed’.
Education chiefs have already expanded a number of city schools, but experts believe high demand from a growing population means even more will be needed in the future.
Schools expected to be expanded under the latest proposals are Dunstall Hill Primary School, Fallings Park Primary and Trinity Church of England, in Heath Town.
The plans will go before councillors at a meeting on Wednesday, where they will be asked to approve it.
It will then go to the decision-making cabinet on December 4 where a final decision will be made.
A report going to councillors said: “Levels of demand for primary school places in Wolverhampton have risen in recent years.
“In order to meet demand, the council has recently invested in the provision of a significant number of additional primary school places in areas of high demand across the city.
“However, projections suggest that the size of reception cohorts will increase further in future years and that additional school places will be required.”