Nuneaton’s MP, Marcus Jones, has welcomed the news that the Department for Education has agreed funding for a new 420 place primary free school for 4-11 year olds in Nuneaton, with a 26-place nursery for 2-3 year olds.
The new school, to be known as Lower Farm Academy will be in Weddington, will open in temporary buildings in September this year whilst the construction of permanent facilities is expected to be completed by Summer 2020, ready for the start of the September term.
Commenting on this exciting development, Marcus said:
“I have been working to help secure the funding for this overdue expansion in the number of school places available locally and am very pleased that more children will soon be able to attend a school closer to their home.
“As I and others have been pointing out for some time, one of the consequences of Nuneaton & Bedworth Council’s failure to put the Borough Plan in place in good time has been the building of hundreds of homes without such basics as schools, GP surgeries and so on. The creation of Lower Farm Academy starts addressing one of those issues.”
Welcoming the most recent announcement Cllr Hayden Walmsley said:
"I am grateful for the assistance of Marcus in pushing the Department for Education to ensure that a new school in Weddington is delivered. Local residents have been let down by Labour's failure over the Borough Plan and this announcement, and the work of Marcus, starts to redress Labour's failures."