Have your say in Swindon's New Primary School Proposal
16th September 2010
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The primary school, which would be on the Croft Sports Centre site, would open in September 2012. The school, which will be paid for by the Department of Education, will have the facility to accommodate up to 420 children aged from four to 11.

A spokesman for Swindon Council said: “Our pupil number projections show that we need a two-form entry school in Old Town to open in September 2012 and the council’s cabinet agreed in June to consult on this proposal".

The council is considering two options to phase-in the opening of the school. The first would see the school opened to two year groups, each with two classes. Every year there would be an increase of two classes until all seven year groups are populated by September 2017. The second option would see only two classes of reception pupils starting at the school. They will move up through the school each September when there is a new intake and the school would be full by September 2018.

A consultation document is available on the council’s website. To make your views known, attend the public drop-in session on Saturday, September 23, between 3.30pm and 7.30pm at Croft Children’s Centre. Alternatively, send an email to gcheal@swindon.gov.uk, call the strategic planning manager on 01793 465802 or contract and strategic development officer on 01793 463269.

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