Sponsors are being invited to submit proposals to Nottinghamshire County Council for a new 315 place primary free school for the Sharphill area due to open in September 2020.
The area has experienced significant population growth in recent years from the development of Sharphill Woods. The creation of the 315 place primary school would meet the projected demand for primary school places and will be built in a way that will allow for further expansion in the future.
If required, the design and construction of the school will provide expansion for a 2-form entry primary school for up to 420 pupils.
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Proposals can be submitted from w/c 8th October when a community consultation will also open. The deadline for applications is November 5th, 2018.
Councillor Philip Owen, the county council’s committee chairman for Children and Young People, said: “The development of new housing in this area has triggered the need for a new primary free school.
“We want all children in Nottinghamshire to attend good schools, where they can enjoy their learning and achieve their potential.
“This new primary free school for Sharphill will offer an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum as well as breakfast clubs, sports clubs, homework clubs and music/art clubs giving pupils a wide range of high quality learning experiences which engage and stimulate pupils’ imagination.”
At the end of the process, Nottinghamshire County Council will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State as to its preferred sponsor.