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Bombshell for Hungerford Primary School

Investment and improvement put "on hold"

John Garvey

John Garvey


01635 886628


PLANNED improvements and expansion to Hungerford Primary School have been "put on hold."

The bombshell was dropped this afternoon (Friday) and follows news of devastating cuts to buses, the town library, Hungerford Children's Centre and Handybus bus passes.

A district council statement read: "The decision was made earlier this week in consultation with the school's governors and teaching staff."

The project would have improved and increased the amount of teaching space, allowing the school to increase the maximum intake each year from two forms (56 pupils) to 2.5 forms (75 pupils).

A decision has been taken to postpone the project "for at least a year."

For a full report on the implications for education in Hungerford, make sure you pick up a copy of the Newbury Weekly News next Thursday.

Meanwhile, you can have your say.

Are you a parent of a child at Hungerford primary School?

What will this mean for the future of the school?

Contact Hungerford and Lambourn Valley reporter John Garvey via email at or by telephoning 01635 564 528.

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