Information events to discuss planned new primary school

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An academy trust will be holding a series of events to fill people in on plans to open a new primary school in Littlehampton.

Schoolsworks Academy Trust is applying to open a new school in September 2018. A spokesman said it was likely to be located in the north of Littlehampton, near one of the new major housing developments.

The team will be on hand to answer questions on the following days:

Today (Wednesday February 24), from 4-6pm at River Beach Primary School;

Friday February 26, from 1-3pm in Littlehampton High Street;

Saturday February 27, from 10am-noon in Littlehampton High Street.

Chris Seaton, CEO of Schoolsworks said: “We are committed to ensuring that as many local parents as possible are aware of, and can feedback on, our plans for a new primary school in Littlehampton.

“The town is expected to have a shortfall of primary school places in the near future, so getting the right plans in place for a new school are vital. We are looking forward to meeting more parents and hearing their comments over the next few weeks.”

Judy Grevett, headteacher of River Beach Primary School and a director of Schoolsworks Academy Trust, said: “The initial feedback from both parents and the local community has been extremely positive, and we have already had over two hundred expressions of support through letter and signature.

“We are very excited by the level of interest we’ve already seen, proving that the concept of a new school in the area will be well supported.

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