Gateford Primary School
15th February 2024

New primary school to open this September near Worksop

A new primary school is set to open this September near Worksop, Nottinghamshire with spaces for 210 pupils. It will eventually have the capacity for 315 primary pupils and 26 nursery places.

The project will be led by Nottinghamshire County Council and supported by Arc Partnership. which has designed the project and will manage the construction through its SCAPE delivery partner, Morgan Sindall Construction.

The school will be built on Harlequin Drive on land adjacent to Gatekeeper Way in Gateford, and will help serve the new housing development in the town.

The single-storey building will provide eight classrooms, several learning resource areas, a school hall and catering kitchen, together with staff rooms and administration spaces. Externally the school will boast outdoor learning and play areas, as well as sports pitches.

Up to 33 car parking spaces and two disabled bays will be created on site, while there will be provision for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points. Solar panels are also proposed on the building’s roof for both phases.

Over the coming years as housing in the local area increases, so will our need for primary school places. The new school offers parents more choice over their child’s education. Ensuring our children have access to a good quality education is vitally important in helping them reach their potential.
Councillor Sam Smith at NCC

The new build has been planned as part of the county council’s commitment to ensure children across Nottinghamshire are able to attend good and outstanding primary schools.

Sara Williams
The new school will be built to the highest standard and will be net zero in operation. Using the expertise of Morgan Sindall and their skilled, local supply chain we will create a modern, sustainable building that will support the surrounding community and its residents for years to come.
Sara Williams, head of pre-construction at Arc

Sara continues;

“With Arc Partnership’s focus on delivering real value together, the development will also drive socioeconomic benefits across the county and continue to support the council’s wider 10-year growth plan.”

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