Find out more about new primary school

Meetings are being held to reassure parents.
Meetings are being held to reassure parents.

A new school is due to open in Longford Park in September next year.

Parents of children due to start primary school in Banbury are invited to a drop-in session to find out more about the academy.

The school will be run by GLF Schools and the session will be held at Cherwell District Council (CDC) offices in Bodicote from 6pm to 8pm on November 12.

GLF is inviting applications for reception.

Jon Chaloner, chief executive officer of GLF Schools, said: “We are delighted to be opening a new primary school in Banbury.

“We have opened four primary schools over the last three years and understand the importance of knowing the local community.

“We have been working closely with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) on plans for the new school and look forward to meeting prospective parents.”

Longford Park Primary will serve the new development of Longford Park and will offer 45 places in reception and a nursery in September 2016.

While the new school will be an academy, OCC has a role in selecting the providers best suited to run new schools in consultation with local communities.

It also has a role to ensure a variety of education is on offer in local areas.

OCC councillor for children, education and families, Melinda Tilley said: “The new school will be an excellent addition and complement the existing schools serving the local community. I would encourage anyone in the process of deciding which schools to apply for to go along to the drop-in event.”