Popular school set to expand
A POPULAR and high-achieving school is set to expand by 150 pupils over the next five years as plans for its future have been approved.
Bolton Muslim Girls School has been granted planning permission to build a four-storey side extension.
The school, which will increase its student numbers from 600 to 750, can now also use the second and third floors of the mill building it is located in for educational purposes. The expansion will allow the school to add design and technology as well as drama to its curriculum.
Work at the site is due to start in January and an additional intake of 30 pupils per year is planned.
Deputy head Helen Andiyapan warned delays to the expansion of the ‘oversubscribed’ school would put £2.2m of funding at risk.
She said: “There will be a local shortage of places if this expansion does not go ahead. We are aware of the concerns raised and have tried our utmost to address these in the best nature possible.”