First look at Littleport's new secondary and primary schools
PUBLISHED: 08:09 01 December 2014
A series of images outlining how Littleport's new secondary and primary schools might look have been revealed for the first time.
A public consultation event was held in Littleport Village Hall last week and an artist’s impression of the layout of the £30million development was made available for inspection by residents.
The schools will be run by Greenwood Dale, an academy trust which manages more than 20 schools across East Anglia.
The schools were scheduled to open in September 2016 and, despite delays in acquiring the land, the county council insists it is still “working towards” that date, though it admitted the start date for building had “slipped” from summer to autumn 2015.
The secondary school will cater initially for 600 pupils aged from 11 to 16, with the potential for future expansion up to 750 pupils.
The special school on the same site will cater for 110 pupils aged from two to 19 with special educational needs.
Councillor Daniel Divine, who represents Littleport at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “I would to thank all those that attended the public consolation event to discuss the current proposals for a new school in Littleport.
“There was excellent feedback from parents and I’m hopeful that the sponsors for the new school will offer much for the local community and that future pupils will have a chance to reach their full potential.
“Both these schools will be of great value for Littleport, It’s a positive for Littleport and I’m hopeful that the new schools will compliment the town, and offer much to the community.
“The school will offer opportunities for employment and for parents living locally will greatly minimize the costs of school travel.”