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Planning permission granted for Cheswick Village primary school

Posted on Thursday 20th December 2012 at 5:14 pm by SH (Editor)

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy, Cheswick Village, Bristol.

A new school foreseen for the Cheswick Village estate in Stoke Gifford has now been granted planning permission and officially named Wallscourt Farm Academy.

This Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) academy will be a new single storey 420-place primary academy which will be a state of the art school and based on flexible and creative approaches to learning for the 21st Century, with community spaces including a hall, multi-use games area and football pitch.

The academy is being developed in conjunction with CLF’s construction partner, Cowlin.

Building works will commence on site in February 2013, with the reception class for 60 children opening September 2013. Construction works will then recommence with the building of community facilities and the remainder of the school will open in April 2014.

There will be an open meeting at the Holiday Inn (Filton Road BS16 1QX) on Wednesday 9th January 2013 between 5pm and 7pm for anyone wishing to find out more information.

Susie Weaver, Head of Wallscourt Farm Academy, said:

“We are really delighted that the planning proposal has been approved. NVB architects have worked with the project group from the outset to design a really exciting building space fit for learning now and in the future.”

David Carter, Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation, said:

“This has been a project we have been working on for over six months and is one that will give this new community the outstanding school it deserves. The close geographical proximity to the University of the West of England brings a different dimension to the school and we cannot wait to see the building rising out of the ground.”

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Head appointed for new Cheswick Village primary school

Posted on Tuesday 27th November 2012 at 12:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Susie Weaver, headteacher at Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy.

A “visionary principal” has been appointed to lead a new primary school that is due to open in Cheswick Village next September.

The Cabot Learning Federation has announced the appointment of Miss Susie Weaver to the role of headteacher of the brand new Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy.

Building work on the new school is due to start early next year and will continue until spring 2014.

Miss Weaver is currently acting head of Ashley Down Infant School and is working in close partnership with Ashley Down Primary School. She has worked at Ashley Down for six years, building a formidable reputation as a leading educationalist and headteacher and will take up her new post in January 2013.

She said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to lead the Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy, which will open to a Reception cohort of 60 pupils in September [2013]. This is a tremendously exciting project and I am thoroughly looking forward to joining the Cabot Learning Federation and working together to develop outstanding primary education for the 21st century.”

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy will become the eleventh academy within the Cabot Learning Federation, which has six secondary schools in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset and four primaries in east Bristol.

David Carter, Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation said:

“This is such an exciting project for the federation. Very rarely do we ever get the chance to build and open a brand new school yet this opportunity has arisen. For such a visionary project we needed to appoint a visionary principal, and Susie was successful against a strong national field and I cannot wait for her to join our leadership team.”

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Planning application submitted for new primary school

Posted on Thursday 18th October 2012 at 1:36 pm by SH (Editor)

Aerial 3D view of proposed new primary school in Cheswick Village.

A planning application has been submitted for a new primary school that is due to open next September in Cheswick Village, Stoke Gifford.

The proposed school, which will be an academy operated by the Cabot Learning Federation, is to be constructed on land between Long Down Avenue and the new Cheswick Bus Link – in the centre of the new housing development that will eventually incorporate 1,200 homes.

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy (as the school is tentatively known) will accommodate 60 pupils per year group, giving it a projected 420-pupil roll size by 2019.

Documents published along with the planning application show that the 2,755sqm building will provide accommodation that is mostly on the ground floor but with some additional space on a mezzanine level.

Once fully operational, the school will have 25 full-time staff. A total of 29 parking spaces will be provided on the site, including two for disabled users.

The school’s main entrance will be off Long Down Avenue. There will also be a pedestrian-only access point from the north-west of the site.

The grounds will incorporate a formal playing field and a multi-use games area (MUGA). The proposals allow for an element of community use with the MUGA being available out of school hours as well as controlled community access to two halls and changing facilities within the school building (shown with a red dashed outline in the sketch above).

The school site will be secured by a 2.4m high weldmesh fence around its perimeter.

Subject to being granted planning permission, work on site is scheduled to begin on 1st February 2013. The project will be undertaken in two phases: Phase 1, lasting 31 weeks, ends with the fit out of the new reception classrooms in August 2013; Phase 2, encompassing the completion of the remaining facilities, is due to be completed by Easter 2014.

Public consultation on the planning application runs until Monday 5th November.

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Open evening to shed light on new primary school for Cheswick Village

Posted on Friday 28th September 2012 at 11:50 am by SH (Editor)

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy, Cheswick Village, Bristol.An open evening being held next week will shed further light on plans for a new primary school that is due to open in Cheswick Village next September.

Cabot Learning Federation (CLF), appointed earlier this year to oversee the planning, development and operation of the new primary academy, is inviting parents and carers to attend the event on Tuesday (2nd October) at the Holiday Inn, Filton Road, between 6pm and 8pm.

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy (as the school is tentatively known) will accommodate 60 pupils per year group, giving it a projected 420-pupil roll size by 2019.

The academy will become part of the CLF family of schools and join the existing CLF primary and secondary academies already open in Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare.

Applications for the 60 Reception class places that are expected to be available in September 2013 are currently being accepted by South Gloucestershire Council. In common with all other state schools in the local authority area, the deadline for applying is 15th January 2013.

Should the academy be oversubscribed, places will be allocated to those applicants living closest to the school, measured in a straight line.

Building work on the new school, which will be situated in the centrally within Cheswick Village, between the Elan Homes development and the proposed Neighbourhood Centre, is yet to commence. A budget document recently published by SGC suggest that the work on site will be begin in “early 2013” in order to “meet the cashflow requirements and facilitate Reception facilities to be available in September 2013”.

The remainder of the building activity will not be completed until spring 2014, with the exact date being determined by the contractor’s programme and CLF requirements, according to the document.

The position of Principal Designate at the new school is currently being advertised by CLF. Applications for the £48,024 – £52,900 post must be made by noon on Monday (1st October). The successful applicant is expected to take up the role in January 2013.

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