Cranfield’s Holywell CofE Middle School will have extra pupils from next year. The Central Bedfordshire Council Executive approved plans to create an extra 120 places.
This will take the academy from a five-form entry to six-form entry school in September 2018. This comes after a consultation carried out by the school during April/May.
Of the 180 responses received, 90 per cent were in favour of expanding the school by one form of entry.
The start of work is now subject to a planning application. This town planning application will involve a separate consultation.
It will cover plans for the buildings and for traffic management.