Public consultation starts on plans for new primary school in Northampton

A new primary school is being built in the Pineham Barns area of Northampton
A new primary school is being built in the Pineham Barns area of Northampton
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A public consultation has been launched on plans to build a new primary school in Northampton.

A proposal has been put forward to create Pineham Barns Primary School, which will be built on the edge of Northampton to serve a new housing development.

The new school is expected to be open for September 2017 and will built on land close to the estate, which will eventually include 600 homes.

The Preston Hedge’s Multi–Academy Trust has announced it will be sponsoring the new school, which will offer 420 places.

The trust has started a public consultation period on the plans, which will run until Friday, September 16. There will be a formal public meeting at Sixfields Stadium, on Thursday, September 8 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Paul Watson, headteacher of Preston Hedge’s Primary School, said the new school would be founded on the trust’s key principles of fun, creativity and achievement, whilst having its own unique curriculum, values, ethos and leadership.

He said: “We are very much looking forward to working with the new community of Pineham, to deliver an exceptional school experience for the local children and their families.

“We will work tirelessly to ensure that the new school is prepared to deliver an outstanding primary education.”

Councillor Matthew Golby, county council cabinet member for learning, skills and education, said the additional school places would help provide space for the housing being built in the area.

Prospective parents or local residents can find out more about the plans or register their interest at www.pinehambarns.school.