Support for free school

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 January 2013

Principal Neville Coles with current pupils

Principal Neville Coles with current pupils


DOZENS of parents have been showing their support for a planned £4million primary free school.

Priory Community School in Worle could incorporate the new facility in September 2014 if it gets sufficient backing.

Based at the Queensway site, ideas for the facility have received backing through social networks and word of mouth.

Dozens of people have already ‘liked’ the Facebook page set up to consult the community over the free school.

Principal Neville Coles said: “We have been looking at the possibility of primary provision on our site for some time.

“We would only be able to do this with significant Government investment and this move would need to be led by parental demand in our area.

“I stress that we cannot move forward without Government backing, but we are a popular and successful school so this may well be forthcoming.

“There is a severe lack of primary school places in our immediate area, especially for families in St Georges, so we would certainly like to explore the possibility further and serve the community with a local primary school.”

Parents interested in the free school are asked to email or ‘like’ the Facebook page.

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