After many months of campaigning, meetings, leaflets and yet more meetings(!) it was announced this week that E-ACT are working with us to provide a Free School on Middlemore. E-ACT are already sponsoring the two secondary schools within Daventry and are extremely supportive of a need for a primary school within Middlemore.
There is still a huge way to go before any of this becomes a reality, the next few months will involve a mountain of paperwork as well as further surveying of the estate. Once this is completed the application can then be submitted to central government where a decision will be made summer 2013 to approve funding. If the application is granted the plan would be for the school to open September 2014. Before any of this can happen though, we need to ensure that the land dedicated for the Primary school does not have planning permission granted for houses to be built on it which will be decided at the monthly planning committee meeting which is being held on August 29th. (see this link for details – https://middlemore.co/?p=610 )
E-ACT Director of Development Mark Greatrex told the Daventry Express this week “Sir Bruce Liddington (Director General of E-ACT) will be writing to the chairman of the planning committee stating our strong interest, and we would urge members to give us this chance”. He continued “We’re saying to the council they can do something here to make a real difference to the community going forwarded, but this can only happen with local support so local people need to work with the residents association“.
So there we are everyone, that’s where we are with the latest school info its going in the right direction we are still fighting and we still need everyone’s support to make it happen.
** Update 24-08-12 **
We also had coverage on the local BBC Northampton radio station, this audio is now available
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