Parents urge expansion re-think

St Peter's Primary School.

St Peter's Primary School. - Credit: Archant

PARENTS and residents are calling for a re-think over proposals to expand St Peter’s Primary school in Portishead.

Members of St Peter’s Parent Action Group (SPPAG) are challenging North Somerset Council to come up with a safe solution to the road safety issues that an increase in pupil numbers will bring, if plans to expand the Hallett’s Way school roll from 450 to 630 go ahead.

They say the proposed new drop-off point will not solve the dangerous parking and traffic problems that will put children at risk.

A free bus running on a circular route to get children to school is one idea that has been suggested, while others want to see the creation of a new car park a short distance from the school with a park and stride operation in place.

A SPAGG spokesman said: “It is important that all ideas are recorded so we urge anyone interested in the proposed expansion to complete the consultation document. We want to ensure everyone’s views are taken into consideration when the local authority makes its final decision.”

The consultation document can be found online at