FUNDING for a new primary school in Warwick has been agreed.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has approved funding of £13.4million for the delivery of the new school at Myton Gardens.
The school – due to open in September 2024 – is needed to meet the need for places as a result of the large scale housing development in the area.
Myton Gardens School is expected to provide 420 primary school places, together with 32 early years places and up to 14 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) places.
WCC education spokeswoman Coun Kam Kaur said: “We want children to have access to first-class local schools wherever they live in Warwickshire, and so developing more school places where they are needed is a key priority of the county council.
“This new school will help accommodate the increase in demand forecast for this area.”
Myton Gardens School is the third of four new schools in the area. The first, Heathcote Primary, opened in September 2017. The second primary provision is to be at Oakley School and is also due to open in September 2024. The fourth is proposed as part of the Asps housing development but the expected opening date is still to be confirmed.
Multi-Academy Trusts will have a chance in the coming months to bid for the opportunity to operate the new Myton Gardens school. The successful trust will be appointed next Spring.