New classroom set for Rasen primary


Market Rasen Primary School hopes to get a new classroom by next summer to help it cope with expanding numbers.

The 285-pupil school has applied to West Lindsey District Council for planning permission for the classroom, which will be funded by Lincolnshire County Council. The classroom will accommodate 32 children and allow the school to open another class, which is needed so the school can take an extra five children a year, as requested by the county council, something it has done for three years.

“We are not overcrowded yet, however, we would be in the near future without the new class. It is worth saying our school is a very popular one,” said head Andrew Smith.

“We have fully refurbished every class in the main building so this will be in keeping with those. It will improve the school as we feel our school offers the children of Market Rasen a high quality education and this has been confirmed by the diocese and OFSTED. We want as many local children to be able to come rather than be turned away and have to go to schools further afield,” he said.

A construction timetable has to be set, but a handover of the classroom is expected by summer 2015.

“Although we have more children than ever in school, we still have limited spaces in year groups - so please contact the school for details on how to join us,” Mr Smith added.