New school plan to be discussed tonight

PUBLISHED: 11:43 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:43 19 July 2018

An indicative design of what the new primary school would look like.

An indicative design of what the new primary school would look like.


A public meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) over plans to open a school in Yatton.

The school will be built at North End to ensure there are enough places for pupils once housing projects in Claverham and Yatton are completed.

Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP), which runs secondary and primary schools in Backwell, Nailsea, Portishead and Wraxall, is interested in running it.

Its spokesman said: “Significant new residential developments are underway at North End, Yatton, with planning permission for 482 homes and a further 108 under consideration.

“North Somerset Council’s forecasts indicate the demand for primary school places will exceed the supply within Yatton and Claverham by 121 pupils in 2021.”

The council has therefore committed £4million to build a school.

The LSP spokesman added: “The new school will benefit from the high expectations and challenge of the LSP.

“We shall strive for the best academic results and school staff will work to ensure each child makes as much progress as possible.

“In addition to a strong emphasis on key subjects such as maths, English and science, our pupils will learn about their local and global environments, about our past and they will prepare for their futures.

“All aspects of our curriculum will be founded on strong ethical and moral bases. We shall work hard to ensure children are given a wide range of opportunities through which they can shine.

“The school will ensure all children take part in yearly performances, share learning outcomes through exhibitions and take part in music and sports events.

“The school year will end with an excellence week for all pupils in order to enrich the curriculum and celebrate high standards.”

The meeting will begin at 6pm today at Yatton’s junior and infant schools.

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