A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to officially mark work on a scheme that will see a new 210-place primary school built in Ashby.
The state-of-the-art Holywell Spring Farm Primary School, in Burton Road, is being created as part of a new 400-home development in the area.
The new school is estimated to cost in the region of £5.5m with funding from Leicestershire County Council’s capital building programme and section 106 contributions from developers.
The new school, which is being built by construction firm Willmott Dixon, will be managed by an academy and the council is in the process of selecting the managing trust.
Nick Heath, director of operations at Willmott Dixon, said: “We are very excited to be continuing our longstanding relationship with Leicestershire County Council – this scheme will provide much-needed schooling places for the local community throughout Ashby de la Zouch’s period of rapid expansion.
“This project is the latest in a number of developments that Willmott Dixon, Leicestershire County Council and Scape have collaborated on, and we would like to thank all of those involved for their hard work and commitment in getting this project underway despite COVID-19.”
The school is expected to open for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.