New Gosport school will offer extra 80 places for pupils

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AN EXTRA 80 school spaces will be offered when two schools merge.

The new primary school formed from Brockhurst Infant and Junior Schools will have space for 420 pupils.

Currently, the infants in Avery Lane, in Gosport, has about 170 students while the juniors has 180 pupils.

As previously reported in The News, the amalgamation was considered by Hampshire County Council after the junior school was put into special measures.

Permission was granted to join the schools together with the new primary set to open in September.

It will be an extension of the infant school but the junior school site and buildings will be used.

Cllr Peter Edgar, who represents education at the council, said: ‘Hampshire has a good track record in supporting schools and putting in place measures that will drive up standards.

‘What is most important is that children have the opportunity to be educated with a high quality of teaching.’

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