Local MP Luke Hall has joined parents and campaigners in celebrating he announcement that brand new, multimillion-pound low carbon primary and secondary school buildings have been approved by South Gloucestershire Council, which will provide new and additional school places for local children in Lyde Green, for entry in September 2022.
The new primary phase will provide additional school places for children aged 4-11, whilst the new secondary school will sit side by side with the new primary building and will provide a total of 900 places for children aged 11-16.
Luke said: "This is another huge step forward in our Positive Plan for Schools and Family Life and I am thrilled that the Lyde Green community is receiving this brand new school"
"As we look to Build Back Better and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, and with our children returning to their vital studies back at school, investing in South Gloucestershire’s education is more important than ever. It is an absolute priority to deliver the very best schools for our children."
"I am thrilled that our campaign to deliver a new secondary school in Lyde Green has succeeded, having now secured the necessary funding through the Government’s Free Schools Programme. We took this campaign directly to the Secretary of State for Education, and secured a debate in the House of Commons. South Gloucestershire Council’s bid for funding was ultimately successful, which has made this vision for brand new school a firm reality."
Having identified and secured a suitable site, plans for the new 900-place secondary school can now move onto the next important stage, with planning permission set to be determined next month. The school will focus on engineering and digital technology across all age groups, developing employability skills for older students, and will also provide an inclusive environment for children with Autism.
More details available at: http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/newsroom/education/new-lyde-green-primary…