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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Lady Bay Primary School could close and move under plans

A report which outlines the proposals finds there is: “Continuing need for an additional 511 primary phase places in the West Bridgford planning area.

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Lady Bay Primary School could close and move to a new site, it has been revealed today.

The proposal, which has been put forward by Nottinghamshire County Council, would see a larger school built elsewhere.

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No decision has yet been made on what could happen to the old school site on Trent Boulevard if the proposals went ahead.

Should the feasibility studies find that relocation is unviable, it is still possible the site could continue operating.

No details have been given regarding where the new school building could be, however the council says it could open between 2023 and 2025.

The school is currently rated by Ofsted as being ‘Good’.

The high volume of new homes being built throughout the borough has left the county council needing to find new school places.

A report which outlines the proposals finds there is: “Continuing need for an additional 511 primary phase places in the West Bridgford planning area.

“Demand is greatest in the Edwalton School catchment which is the location of the Sharphill housing development.

“Demand for school places in this area will be mitigated by the establishment of the 315 place Rosecliffe School which is due to open in September 2020.

“The existing Lady Bay primary school cannot be expanded to meet projected demand due to the restricted nature of the site.

“As such, it is appropriate to explore the potential relocation and enlargement of Lady Bay primary school as a 630 place [school].”

As well as the new primary school, the council says there needs to be a new secondary school in West Bridgford to keep up with demand.

The report, released today (Wednesday, February 5, also does not make clear which sites are being considered for the new school.

At a meeting of the Policy Committee next week (Wednesday, February 12), councillors are expected to approve a plan to spend £445,000 for site surveys, feasibility studies and design works.

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