DESPERATELY NEEDED SCHOOL DELAYED
CONCERN AS PRIMARY WAS TO EASE PRESSURE NEAR HUGE NEW ESTATE
DELAYS have hit the opening of a much-needed new primary school to serve the hundreds of new homes being built across the north of Nuneaton.
It has been revealed that the new school in Lower Farm in Weddington is unlikely to be opened in September, as previously planned.
Shire Hall bosses have pointed the finger of blame at the Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA), which is leading the project.
A spokesperson for Warwickshire County Council said: “The provisional opening date for the school at Lower Farm, Weddington was September 2019. There have been delays in the initial stages of the project being run by the Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) which could impact on this provisional date; final time frames are yet to be confirmed.
“Warwickshire County Council would be disappointed to see a delay in the opening of the school and will be working closely with the ESFA.”
It is no secret that the Weddington and the wider north and east area of town is in a desperate need for new primary school places in a bid to keep up with the many new housing developments in the area.
Current primary schools in the area are running at almost full capacity and the new school was supposed to help ease the pressure on them.