Work starts on new Rotherham primary school

Published Tuesday, 4th November 2014
Starting school
Starting school

Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.

In the first year only 30 pupils per year are being admitted to the Eastwood Village Primary School but eventually it will admit a total of 315 pupils comprising 45 in each year group together with a 44-place nursery.

Applications for classes in all year groups from reception to Year 4 are now being taken for the new school, which is due to open next September, and at 3 pm on Thursday (November 6) the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr John Foden, will cut the first sod on the site.

Located on Eldon Road at Eastwood, it will be the first completely new primary school to be opened in the borough for over 20 years and will be run as an academy by the Central Learning Partnership Trust, which also runs Coleridge and East Dene Primary Schools.

Costing £6.3 million, the Council was successful in applying for funding to the Department for Education. The building was designed by the Council's architects department and Wildgoose Construction will carry out the building work.

Cllr Christine Beaumont, Cabinet Member for Children and Education Services for the Council, said the school will be a "much-needed" facility for this area of Rotherham.

She added: "I am delighted to see work starting on this site. Helping people reach their potential in deprived communities is one of the Council's key priorities and this kind of regeneration will assist in raising attainment levels."