Today we publish proposals to extend the age range of Aylesford School and Sixth Form College to admit primary school children from September 2015. This plan has been formulated in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and the principle of becoming an ‘All Through’ 4-19 school is out for consultation today. The decision to consult comes as a result of the increase in the birth rate in the area and a consequent increase in pupil numbers next year. Without the additional provision primary places in the area would fall short of those required and Aylesford School is well situated in relation to space, access and location to meet this essential need. Our intention is to build a one form of entry primary school on site ready for a reception class in 2015. Growth will be incremental year on year with the expectation that classes from reception to Year 6 will be fully achieved by 2021. We also believe that as the population grows we have the capacity to grow to a two form of entry if needed. The consultation paper outlines why this part of Warwick needs the additional places and invites you to respond if you wish by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation period closes on the 16th May and the school governors will consider responses before making a final decision to whether to move forward on what is a potentially exciting development for the school.