Work underway on new primary school in Bingham
The new £7.9m free school is set to open in September 2022, in time for the new academic year.
The school, which has been designed by Arc Partnership and delivered through its construction partner, Morgan Sindall Construction, will be sponsored by the Community Inclusive Trust (C.I.T), will offer 210 places to local pupils and 26 nursery places and will largely serve the new housing development at Romans’ Quarter in the town.
Planners have designed the school for a potential expansion to 315 places if the demand requires it in the future.
Councillor Tracey Taylor, the county council’s chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “I’m delighted that work is now underway for a new school in Bingham and we’ll be working closely with our partners to deliver in time for the September 2022 academic year."
Councillor Tracey Taylor continues: “This new school in Bingham is further evidence of our strategy to make Nottinghamshire a great place to bring up a family and where people are proud to call home. A good, solid education gives children and young people options in later life and this is something we want every child to experience.”
Over the last five years more than 2,700 places have been created at schools across Nottinghamshire.
Pictured at the site of the new Bingham school are from left Paul Hill, Becky Jackson, Deputy Director of Primary Education at C.I.T, Dan Maher, Cllr Tracey Taylor and Morgan Sindall representatives Thomas Hunt and Lee Dobb.
Coun Taylor added: “I am confident that the Community Inclusive Trust will ensure that this school provides the best possible primary education and give pupils the very best opportunities to set them on a successful future path.”
Paul Hill, C.I.T's Director of Primary Education, said: "It was amazing to see the school taking shape. This is going to be a wonderful primary school sitting at the heart of the community. We look forward to seeing the building rise up from the foundations in the coming months and can't wait to meet the children who will attend."