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New primary schools for Bristol

Bristol is set to build up to four new primary schools and expand a further 15 as part of a new city council strategy to cope with a growing demand for places.

As part of a £31 million investment this financial year, there will also be better provision for children with special educational needs. Greater integration with mainstream schools is planned as well as closer ties with local communities.

Our Education Correspondent Richard Payne reports:

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Four new primary schools to be built in Bristol to cope with growing demand

Bristol city council is committing to improving provision for children with special education needs, like autism. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Plans have been revealed today [Wednesday] to build up to four new primary schools in Bristol to cope with growing demand.

The city council is also committing to improving provision for children with special education needs, like autism.

Greater integration with manistream schools is planned as part of a £31m investment this financial year.

Parents in Weston-Super-Mare facing admissions crisis

A group of parents from Weston-Super-Mare are vowing to fight their local authority over the choice of primary school given to their children. Some have been offered alternatives more than two miles away when they live next door to their preferred school.

Tamsyn Williams chose the three schools closest to where she lives and didn't get any of them.