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Views sought on managers for new Bankside school

MHBG-10-10-13 Bankside Building Starts

Building work begins on the new Longford Park estate. 
Oxford Road entrance is shown.
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MHBG-10-10-13 Bankside Building Starts Building work begins on the new Longford Park estate. Oxford Road entrance is shown. GV ENGNNL00120130910095145

Members of the public are being asked for their views on how a new primary school planned for Banbury’s Bankside estate should be run.

Education bosses are giving people the opportunity to express their wishes on whether the planned school, which must be an academy, should be a faith school, run by an 
existing academy or perhaps run by a community group or employer.

They are also being asked what ethos the school – in the new 1,070-home site now known as Longford Park – should adopt and what links and local services they would like the establishment to offer.

Consultation organiser Diane Cameron, of Oxfordshire County Council, said: “The consultation is to hear views on what sort of academy trusts people would prefer to run the new school and those they feel strongly they don’t want.”

She said the county will use what people say to help the council finalise the specifications for the new school.

Academy trusts will have to be able to show they can satisfy the demands in that blueprint.

The council expects the school buildings to be ready by 2016 to serve families moving into the new housing development. It will admit 45 pupils a year into reception class and more as the estate grows.

To take part see oxfordshire.gov.uk/newbanburyschool, call 01865 816445 or email LongfordPark-manager@myconsultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk

 

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