New open-air space for children at Worthing school

PUPILS of Whytemead First School, Worthing, are looking forward to having more room for playtime fun.

They lost valuable recreation space when room had to be found for a temporary classroom, needed to cope with a growing demand for places at the Dominion Road school.

Since then, however, West Sussex County Council has bought 263 square yards of grassed land formerly owned by the Environment Agency, adjacent to the school. And this will be walled in to provide a replacement open-air space for Whytemead’s 240 pupils.

Like other primary schools in the Worthing area, Whytemead is facing increasing pressure on admissions space, and planned improvements over the next two years will boost Whytemead’s total pupil number to 300.