Senior school to take in 4-year-olds

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 January 2012


A WORLE school is set to become one of the first of its type in the country to take children from the age of four from September.

Priory Community School has received news that it is up for £1million in provisional funding for the exciting project.

Initially the plans are for it to host 30 reception-aged children in a revamped sixth form block and they will then continue their education there until the age of 16.

It is then hoped that by September 2013 a new £4million state-of-the-art primary school will be built on the Queensway site.

Parents sending their children to the primary phase will get automatic placement for their children for the 11-16 secondary phase at the school, which is oversubscribed and one of the best performing in the country.

School leaders are now negotiating to secure millions of pounds from the Government that is needed to build the new facility in 2013 in response to an urgent need for primary places in North Somerset.

Parents can apply for places through North Somerset Council until January 15.

Priory chair of Governors Gary Leece said: “These are exciting plans to create a high-performing primary phase as part of our academy trust.

“Priory Primary will be run on the same successful lines of children first, innovation, motivation and top-quality education. We believe it can become a fantastic four-to-16 school with smaller class sizes and all that makes our academy trust so successful.”

Prospective parents are still able to contact the school for information and tours by contacting Tania on 01934 511411.

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