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Finchley's Christ's College School unveils £11 million expansion plans as part of Barnet Borough Council scheme
A Finchley school has unveiled plans for a new teaching block as part of a Barnet Borough Council £10.8 million school expansion scheme.
Christ’s College secondary school, in East End Road, is the first of three schools to unveil its expansion plans.
The school’s new block will allow for one additional Year 7 form each year for five years from September 2013.
It will also allow for an extra 21 students in the sixth form in 2013/14 and 2014/15.
This will increase the school’s capacity to 1152 students by 2017/18.
The Compton School in Summers Lane, Friern Barnet, will unveil its plans on October 24.
Its proposals include a new teaching block with classrooms for art, drama and music as well as space for student services and curriculum support.
The final school to be involved is Copthall School in Pursley Road, Mill Hill.
Its plans will be shared with parents and residents in the next few months but it is known that all three schools will provide an additional 30 permanent school places each per year from September 2013.
The total cost is expected to be £10.8 million divided between the schools.
Councillor Andrew Harper, cabinet member for education, children and families, said: “The proposed new teaching blocks at Christ’s College, The Compton and Copthall will allow us to accommodate our growing school population over the coming years.
“We have already provided more than 1,500 extra primary school places across the borough over the last four years and have recently commissioned permanent expansions at a further seven primary schools.
“As those children grow older it is the turn of our secondary schools to work together to provide additional places.
“We have seen a huge number of families moving into the borough over recent years to take advantage of the first class education we offer. This strategy allows us to expand while giving parents more choice for their children.”