Free School Application
Greenwood Academies Trust Free School Application to open a new Primary Free School in Upton Park, Northampton
Update - 15th November 2018
The Trust was unable to submit a full application to the Department for Education to propose to open a new Primary Free School in the Upton Park area of Northampton in this round of Free School applications.
We will continue to work with Northamptonshire County Council in the hope that this project could come to fruition in the future.
In support of the new housing developments in the Upton Park area of Northampton, Greenwood Academies Trust are considering submitting an application to the Department for Education to propose the opening of a new Primary Academy as part of the Free School application process. This would be a 420 place Primary Academy with a 60 place Nursery which we would plan to open in September 2021. The Trust has support from Northamptonshire County Council to open a new Primary Academy to meet the future need for school places in this area. If this proposal is approved, The Trust will work with the Local Authority to identify a suitable site for the new Academy. The Trust has submitted an expression of interest and has commenced engagement with the local community and other education providers in the area. This is ahead of the full application, subject to the approval of the Trust Board, which will be submitted by 5 November. The Trust is pleased that we are in a position to consider adding more schools to our primary portfolio; this is also a reflection of the improvements they continue to make in outcomes in progress and attainment at all levels within the Trust.
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