Reading primary schools to get extra classrooms

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A plan to create extra classrooms in schools across Reading has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Temporary classrooms are to be installed at six schools following the decision by Reading Borough Council's planning applications committee.

The move is aimed at tackling an increase in demand for primary school places.

The council said it was dealing with 2,144 applications for September 2012 - a 10% increase from 2011.

It said about a third of the applications were on behalf of children born outside the borough.

The classrooms will be installed at St Michael's School in Dee Road, Alfred Sutton School in Wokingham Road, Emmer Green School in Grove Road, Moorlands School in Church End Lane and Geoffrey Field in Exbourne Road.

Approval was also given for nursery provision on the recreation ground off George Street to make space for extra primary spaces at Oxford Road Primary.

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