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May 2015 - Building work begins

Message from Jill in the April 2015 Newsletter

"I had hoped that we would get some 'outstanding Ofsted' coverage in the local papers but they have reported mostly on the school expansion. The building work is due to start this week and if you are in the Crawley Green Road area you should be able to watch the progress from the road. Behind the scenes I am having various meetings with the Local Authority to plan for the opening in September 2016. I am not expecting to be making any decisions about which pupils will be the first intake in 2016 until around May next year."

Message from Jill in the March 2015 Newsletter

"You will have letters about the school expansion on the Wigmore Site. The actual building work is due to start in April with completion in September 2016. It has been very exciting to be part of designing a purpose-built school. Later in the year we have to be thinking about how the additional site will be managed and which children will go to the new building when it opens. I will keep you very closely informed so please don’t get anxious about this exciting development."

March 2015 - Richmond Hill School

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, Luton LU1 2BQ intends to make a prescribed alteration to Richmond Hill School (Community Special School), Sunridge Avenue, Luton, LU2 9AH from 1 September 2016.


It is proposed to enlarge the School by adding additional accommodation which will be situated on the existing site of Wigmore Primary School, Twyford Drive, Luton, LU2 9TB.  The School will operate from its current site at Sunridge Avenue and at a new facility which will be built on land adjacent to Wigmore Primary School.


The current capacity of the School is 120; the proposed capacity is 230.  The number of pupils currently on roll is 122.  The enlargement of the school premises will ensure that the School can accommodate up to 110 additional pupils to meet the rising demand for special school places.


This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. 


Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from Deborah Smith by telephoning 548041 or by writing to the Planning & Admissions Team, Children & Learning Department, Town Hall, Luton  LU1 2BQ. Alternatively, the complete proposal can be viewed at:


Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comments on, the proposals by sending them to Mrs Deborah Smith, Planning & Admissions Officer, Children & Learning Department, Town Hall, Luton  LU1 2BQ.

Signed: Sally Rowe– Corporate Director, Children & Learning Department


Publication Date: 1 March 2015


The full document can be viewed below.

Wigmore Primary School and Richmond Hill Primary School Expansion


Luton Borough Council plans to expand Wigmore Primary School and develop a new second site for Richmond Hill Primary School.


The expansion of Wigmore Primary School will provide much needed space to accommodate 90 pupils at Reception Year intakes from September 2016.


Richmond Hill Primary School will also expand onto a second site to accommodate an additional 110 primary special school places.


The new school building will be located within the grounds of Wigmore Primary School.


Richmond Hill Primary School will boast

  • Brand new building featuring purpose built learning and specialist teaching spaces
  • Modern classrooms, some linking directly to outside learning spaces
  • A flexible layout with classrooms clustered in groups with designated toilets and support spaces
  • Purpose built hall for assembly, performance and dining
  • Entrances designed for easy access and pupil drop-off


Wigmore Primary School will boast

  • Nine new modern classrooms ensuring that all classbases are based in permanent accommodation
  • High quality ICT provision within classrooms
  • Additional toilets and support spaces
  • Proposed larger hall