David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency and Minister of State for Schools, has welcomed Somerset County Council’s proposals to build two new primary schools in Yeovil to meet the increasing demand for primary school places.
The new primary schools will be built in Yeovil’s north-east Wyndham Park/Primrose Hill area and in Lufton in the west of the town. Yeovil residents were invited to a drop-in session on Thursday 22nd January at Westfield Academy to look at the proposals in more detail and offer their feedback.
Commenting, Mr. Laws said:
‘This is good news which is overdue. We are seeing an increasing demand for primary school places across the country and it is no different here in Yeovil. These schools have the potential to provide an extra 840 primary school places for residents in Yeovil, a large number which will go a long way to meeting the increasing demands our growing town is placing on our local schools.
‘I am very much looking forward to the moment these brand new primary schools are opened, and Yeovil parents and pupils can start benefiting from these exciting new schools.’
The school in Wyndham Park/Primrose Hill will be built to provide 7 classrooms and 210 places, alongside a nursery with space for 24 infants. The school will be built to allow for expansion, with a potential for 14 classes and 420 primary school places. The school in Lufton will also be built to provide 210 school places, with the potential to expand and accommodate 420 pupils when extra spaces are needed.
Both primary schools will be expected to open their doors 1st September 2016.