Portishead secondary school expansion backed by town council

The new building will provide extra space for sixth formers.

The new building will provide extra space for sixth formers. - Credit: Gordano School

Plans to expand Portishead’s only secondary school have been backed.

An aritst's impression of the new canteen.

An aritst's impression of the new canteen. - Credit: Gordano School

Portishead Town Council’s planning committee voted to support Gordano School’s plans to increase capacity for pupils.

The school wants to knockdown part of its site and in its place build a canteen, library and study area for sixth form students.

The planning application, which will be decided ultimately by North Somerset Council, received support from the town council’s planning members.

It believes the project would be ‘welcome’ and hopes North Somerset will give it the green light.