School places pressure rising
Children whose families move to new housing developments in Holmes Chapel will be at the back of the queue when it comes to a classroom place, as pressure mounts on schools due to the volume of new homes.
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School has already anticipated a shortfall of 120 places by 2021.
Talks have been held between local schools and Cheshire East Council about the “urgent issue”.
Denis Oliver, headteacher at the comprehensive school, said: “Demand has started to build steadily over the past year. It seems obvious that with the amount of new homes being built in the area, that the demand will continue to rise at an accelerated pace.
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