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St Matthews CE Primary School
Further to a period of consultation from 11th May to 15th June 2018 and the publication of a full proposal on 25th June 2018, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet has now given approval to a prescribed alteration at St Matthews CE Primary School, Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3LX. This alteration means that the school’s published admission number will increase permanently from 30 to 60 in Reception from September 2019 so that by September 2023 the school will be operating as a two forms of entry primary school at a capacity of 420 places across all year groups.
This decision has been made because it allows St Matthew’s CE Primary School the opportunity to provide an additional 210 primary places in Smethwick, a town for which projections indicate a continuing growth in pupil numbers. The expansion, which will involve the building of extra accommodation for an additional form of entry, is supported in the community and the school has already successfully accommodated 30 additional Reception pupils in September 2017 with 30 more places expected to be taken up in September 2018 to satisfy demand.