Parents delighted at news of new 4-16 school plans

Priory SchoolParents have been expressing their delight at the planned development of a new 4-16 ‘all-through’ school – with just days to go before parents select their chosen primary school.

Priory Community School is set to become one of the first 4-16 schools in the country this September after having a £1million provisional funding allocation to start a new primary school.

Parents can apply via North Somerset Council up until Sunday (15) January this month.

Parent Dorece Hunter, who has three young children, said: “This is just the type of great news this area needs with a fast growing population. A school that takes children all the way through from Primary to their GCSEs makes excellence sense, especially a high performing school such as Priory.”

Plans are for the Academy Trust to make the Priory Primary phase equally as successful as the high-performing secondary school with a ‘children first’ culture and small class sizes.

Initially the plans are for the school to host 30 reception-aged children in a revamped sixth form block, and it will be for ‘all through’ education from Reception through to age 16.

By September 2013 it is hoped a new £4million state-of-the-art primary school will be built.

Parents sending their children to the primary phase will get automatic placement for their children at the 11-16 Academy Trust secondary phase, a school oversubscribed and one of the best performing in the country.

School leaders are now negotiating to secure the millions from Central Government needed to build the new school. PCSA is responding to community need in providing the new school.

Prospective parents are still able to contact the school for information and tours by contacting Tania on 01934 511411.

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