• King’s School unable to expand further

    14th January 2013 | News | Claire
  • Chairman of Governers, Sue Fallows, has confirmed to EDDC planners and Devon County Council that it is already well over its admission numbers and the site is unable to expand further.

    The picture that King’s School paints is mirrored by local health services, with GPs at Coleridge Medical Centre ‘very worried’ about the influx of new housing, as they do not have the funding or ability to expand further.

    It is almost certain that public services elsewhere in East Devon will also be unable to cope with more development. 

    I am very worried indeed about the fallout on infrastructure, such as schools and health services, from the huge amount of development proposed in East Devon.  What will the effect be on our children’s education and residents health, if many of these vital services are forced to turn people away?

    Here is the letter from Mrs Fallows:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    I am writing to give a clear statement of the position of The King’s School concerning admission numbers and the proposed housing developments within the school’s designated catchment area, which will result in more housing than in the local plan.

    The school is currently operating above its admission numbers that were negotiated and agreed with DCC on the basis of current site capacity, with 1139 on role against an optimal student number of 1100. 

    At present the school is not able to expand its admission numbers due to the physical restrictions of the site and the adverse effect on the education of the students that would arise from any such expansion.

    If a suitable site were to be available, and the funds for an appropriate expansion to be assured, then the school could reconsider its position. 

    Yours faithfully

    Mrs Susan Fallows
    Chair of Governors