On Friday 13 May, the Governors of The Marlborough CofE School will be opening a consultation on a proposal to permanently expand the school by 30 children in each year group (years 7 to 11, 150 students in total) starting from September 2024. The expansion is required to meet the additional demand for school places from new houses in the area and would require a new building on the school site, which would be subject to a planning decision. The school is popular and oversubscribed and this expansion would meet the needs of local families who might find themselves unable to access a place at the school as they are displaced by new more local housing to the school site.

Details of the consultation are available on www.marlborough.oxon.sch.uk. Comments on the proposal is via the online form on the same website, or can be sent to the governors at: Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxon. OX20 1LP. The consultation is open for 4 weeks and will close on Friday 10 June 2022.