A Bucks grammar school is to beef up its security because trespassers pose a ‘safeguarding issue’.

Mr Dylan Featherstone, of the Beeches Learning and Development Trust, has submitted to Bucks Council a planning application for Burnham Grammar School, Hogfair Lane, Burnham.

Plans detail the “removal of all existing boundary fencing and access gates”.

Bucks Free Press:

PICTURED: Burnham Grammar School.

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A replacement 2.4-metre-high security fence, with access gates, and secure line fencing is proposed.

“The proposal is deemed necessary due to the clear safeguarding issues that have been experienced and trespassers on site,” a council document reads.

The existing fencing and gates are “defective”, it adds, ‘leading to the security issues highlighted’.

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“There have been numerous incidents of unauthorised access to the school grounds, with litter and alcohol [receptacles] being left behind on a regular basis,” an incident report states.

It adds: “A skip full of domestic waste was also dumped at the school in 2019.”

Bucks Free Press:

PICTURED: The skip dumped on site. 

The school has approximately 1,168 pupils, aged 11-18.

Bucks Council’s planning officers will now decide what becomes of the application.

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