Warden Hill Primary School
Proposed expansion for Warden Hill not needed at this time
The county council first started investigating the possibility of expanding Warden Hill Primary School in 2018, looking at the potential to increase the number of school places from 420 to 630 from September 2020. This was to support an increase in pupils from anticipated new housing in the west of Cheltenham.
Since 2018, the new housing developments have experienced some delays and other primary schools in the area (Lakeside, Leckhampton and Shurdington) have expanded their numbers, meaning there are enough pupil places in the area until at least 2023/24.
The council forecasts the number of pupils based on birth rates, GP registrations and anticipated new housing. The data shows we do not currently need to expand any more primaries in the area and won’t need to until demand from new housing developments requires it. We will continue to monitor this closely.