Academy ideas assessed

PLANS for a new primary school, set to open in 2014 in the east of Trowbridge, have been discussed at a public consultation.

Headteachers, Wiltshire Council members and local residents met at the Town Hall on Monday, to assess the proposals and find out about the Department for Education process needed to open an academy school.

Tom Lindsay, a council education advisor, gave a presentation.

He said: “We’ve had a really strong turnout of around 30 people, which shows how important this development is to the local community.

“We will be using the feedback to make a specification for the school and then we’ll be contacting the academy providers to see who best suits the project and the criteria we’ve established.”

The school will have at least 105 pupils, but the number could rise up to 210, depending on demand.

It is hoped a planning application including the council’s preferred bidder, will be put forward for consideration at a cabinet meeting later this year.


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