Planning permission granted for Cheswick Village primary school

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.”

Related link: Cheswick Village (The Journal)

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