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Education Update 2015

The Education Task Group has recently commenced working, and would welcome anyone interested in contributing to its work.

A very useful meeting was recently held with Wiltshire Council. What really struck the meeting though was that the Council aren’t interested in single-form entry schools. The canal redevelopment is proposing a single form entry school.

There was a categorical statement made at the meeting that Shaw School could not be developed further; and this applies to several other primary schools in the Melksha

m area.

The possibility of a free school was also discussed.

It was learned that Melksham Oak Community School is almost up to capacity for pupil places, but has plans to extend still further and looks fairly sustainable. This would taken the number of pupils up to around 2,000.

There are plans to further develop Forest and Sandridge school as well.


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