Two Wolverhampton primary schools are to take additional pupils next year to cope with rising demand for places in the city.

Bilston CE Primary School currently provides up to 420 places, which will rise to 450 in September 2021, increasing the number of Reception places from 60 to 90.

Meanwhile, Lanesfield Primary School will offer up to 345 places next year, compared to 330 now, where the number of reception places will increase from 45 to 60 for September 2021.

Bilston CE Primary School Headteacher Gary Gentle said: “We are a popular, community based school, with a talented and dedicated staff team committed to providing all pupils with the very best educational experiences on offer, and so we are delighted to be able to offer our local community more Reception class places for September 2021.”
Lanesfield Primary School Headteacher Zoe Rollinson added: “We see this as a great opportunity to support our community and welcome more children into the Lanesfield family.” 

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "The council has a statutory responsibility to ensure there are sufficient school places for our young people.

“Levels of demand for primary school places have increased significantly over the last few years, and it is clear that a small number of additional places are required next year. 

"The additional places which are being created at Bilston CE and Lanesfield primary schools will meet anticipated localised demand in the south of the city, and we are working closely with both schools to deliver them next year.”