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Proposals outlined for new Waterside school

Published on Friday, April 28, 2017

PEOPLE will be able to find out about plans for a new primary school in Leicester’s Waterside area at two public events next week.

Leicester City Council has earmarked land off Fosse Road North as the site for a proposed new primary school as part of 15-year Waterside regeneration programme.

The 2.7 hectare plot of land, which runs adjacent to the Groby Road allotments, would provide enough space to build a modern, new primary school building with capacity for up to 900 pupils. It would also provide space for purpose-built synthetic turf sports courts, an outdoor classroom and amphitheatre, gardens and wildlife areas.

Any changes to arrangements regarding the existing primary schools in the area will be subject to further consultation.

Around £13milllion of funding from the council’s schools basic needs allocation has been earmarked for the project.

Two drop-in events will be held for local residents to find out more about the proposals. These will take place as follows:

  • All Nations Church, 10 Frog Island – Wednesday 3 May
  • Fosse Neighbourhood Centre Mantle Road – Thursday 4 May.

Both sessions will run from 3pm to 6.30pm.

A full planning application is due to be submitted by late-May.

If given the go-ahead, work on the new school could be begin in early 2018, with a view to it opening in time for the 2019/20 academic year.