Schools in Dronfield have little or no room to expand and some have very big class sizes already. In particular, the primary school buildings that serve the south of Dronfield (where 655 extra houses are proposed), stand on a very small plot with no room for extension and very limited outdoor play-space already.
The planners have not yet said to the public if or how they would provide extra school places in Dronfield. They have told us that a new primary school cannot be guaranteed as 1000+ houses is the usual threshold for a new school. Many residents are worried how new services would be funded and don’t think there’s enough space.