King Alfred’s Academy wants to install 1.8m-high security gates.

In order to secure the site out of hours, the school wants to put the black metal gates at the main pedestrian and vehicle entrances in Portway.

A third would be built at the vehicle entrance in Locks Lane.

The school has applied for planning permission to Vale of White Horse District Council and the application can be seen at The public can comment on the plans until Wednesday, September 10, and planning officers are due to make a final decision by October 7.