Plans unveiled for new school in Ashby

Plans have been unveiled by Leicestershire County Council for a new 210-place primary school in Ashby.

A planning application is being submitted over the next few weeks, showing detailed designs for the state-of-the-art Holywell Spring Farm primary school in Burton Road, which is expected to open for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Ivan Ould, county council cabinet member for children and families, said: “Developing more school places is an absolutely key priority of the council and this exciting new development will reduce pressure in the area. We want children to have access to first-class local schools and remain committed to creating more places where there is growing demand.”

The plans for the school will be going on display next week, offering an opportunity for parents, carers and local residents to view the detailed designs.

The drop-in event will be held at the nearby Ashby Health Centre on Burton Road from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, 23rd January.

Representatives from Willmott Dixon Construction, who will build the school, along with Kast Architects and officers from the county council, will be in attendance to outline the plans and explain the timescales for development.

The planning application is being submitted to the county council’s own planning department.

The new school will be an Academy and the process to appoint a sponsor will start next month.