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Westhoughton News

Planning Permission Granted - School Improvements

We are excited to have had planning permission passed for the building project commencing early in 2019.

Bolton Council has undertaken a process of identifying how they can create much needed school places in the area. This exercise identified that Westhoughton High School should expand to take in 40 additional students per year. This will change the pupil admission number, resulting in the whole school population gradually increasing to 1350.

To accommodate this increase in pupils, and to provide more up to date facilities, the school is working with the Local Authority and Good & Tillotson Architects to build a new block containing classrooms, demolish a current building and replace it with a new toilet block; and redevelop the outside social spaces for our students. The school will also be undertaking some internal refurbishment works to improve existing buildings. The new block is due to be ready for September 2019 with the other work quickly following.

WHS Planning Permission Granted