Plans unveiled for new state-of-the-art school in Leicestershire

A planning application is being submitted for a state-of-the-art primary school in Ashby, which is expected to open for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

The plans for Holywell Spring Farm primary school on Burton Road will be going on display next week, offering an opportunity for parents, carers and local residents to view the detailed designs.

The drop-in event will be held at the nearby Ashby Health Centre on Burton Road from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, 23rd January.

Representatives from Willmott Dixon Construction, who will build the school, along with the Architects and officers from the county council, will be in attendance to outline the plans and explain the timescales for development.

The planning application is being submitted to the county council’s own planning department.

The new school will be an Academy and the process to appoint a sponsor will start next month.

Ivan Ould, county council cabinet member for children and families, said: “Developing more school places is an absolutely key priority of the council and this exciting new development will reduce pressure in the area.”

“We want children to have access to first-class local schools and remain committed to creating more places where there is growing demand.”

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