Plans for new primary school in Lincoln

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to open a new primary school for Lincoln in order to relieve the growing pressure on school places in the city.

The new school would accommodate 210 children, based at Carlton Boulevard, on the old Lincoln City FC training ground.

This is close to large, relatively recent housing developments off Wolsey Way and Carlton Boulevard that do not currently have a local school.

It is proposed to open with a reception intake on a phased basis from 2013.

Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “With an increase in the birth rate and new housing developments, our county is experiencing the same demographic pressures in some areas as is happening nationally.

“In recent years we have effectively planned for sufficient school places in Lincoln but we have now reached the stage where we need a new school for additional places beyond 2012.”

The council will fund and manage the project and under government guidance any new school will be an academy.

A new academy will have minimal effect on the numbers on roll at other schools. There is expected to be sufficient demand for places to sustain all existing schools and academies in the area.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council