Work is officially underway for a brand new, multi-million pound primary school in Chapel Lane in Bingham.
The new £7.9m free school is set to open in September 2022, in time for the new academic year.
The school, which will be sponsored by the Community Inclusive Trust (C.I.T), will offer 210 places to local pupils and 26 nursery places and will largely serve the new housing development at Romans’ Quarter in the town.
Planners have designed the school for a potential expansion to 315 places if the demand requires it in the future.
Councillor Tracey Taylor, the county council’s chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “I’m delighted that work is now underway for a new school in Bingham and we’ll be working closely with our partners to deliver in time for the September 2022 academic year.
Coun Taylor added: “One of the main priorities for this Council is to ensure that children across Nottinghamshire are able to attend good and outstanding primary schools.
“This new school in Bingham is further evidence of our strategy to make Nottinghamshire a great place to bring up a family and where people are proud to call home. A good, solid education gives children and young people options in later life and this is something we want every child to experience.”
Over the last five years more than 2,700 places have been created at schools across Nottinghamshire.
The school has been designed by Arc Partnership – a joint venture venture between Nottinghamshire County Council and SCAPE – and are also overseeing the construction through its delivery partner Morgan Sindall Construction.
Coun Taylor added: “I am confident that the Community Inclusive Trust will ensure that this school provides the best possible primary education and give pupils the very best opportunities to set them on a successful future path.”
Paul Hill, C.I.T’s Director of Primary Education, said:
“It was amazing to see the school taking shape. This is going to be a wonderful primary school sitting at the heart of the community. We look forward to seeing the building rise up from the foundations in the coming months and can’t wait to meet the children who will attend.”
Dan Maher, Managing Director of Arc Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Council, the C.I.T and our supply chain partner, Morgan Sindall Construction, to deliver real value together and continue playing a vital part in creating the best educational facilities for young people in Nottinghamshire.”