Catholic school to expand

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A BURY St Edmunds school has been given the go ahead by councillors to take on extra year groups.

St Benedict’s Catholic School will enroll 60 Year 7 pupils next year as part of its expansion plans, which were rubber stamped by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

The move is designed to meet a demand for places from parents of pupils attending Catholic primaries in Haverhill, Newmarket and Sudbury, where a switch to two tier education is being implemented.

Children from these areas will be given priority for places.

To accommodate the extra intake, four classrooms will be built at the school, in Beeton’s Way.

Planning officers have now given permission for the £1 million building work to go ahead.