Academy trust decides against bid to build new school in Grantham

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A trust has today announced it is no longer looking to build a new school in Grantham.

A few weeks ago the Flying High Multi-Academy Trust said it was proposing to build a new primary school somewhere in the town, depending on demand from parents. It had organised a meeting to be held on Tuesday at the Guildhall to gauge interest in its proposal.

A spokesman for the trust said: “The Flying High Multi-Academy Trust has, after reviewing all relevant factors, decided against proceeding with the proposal for a new Primary Academy in Grantham. We will however periodically review the needs of Grantham in primary education and hope that if the need arises for a new school, that we will be able to submit a new proposal.”

The Flying High Trust, based in Candleby Lane School, Cotgrave, had said it hoped to start the new school in 2016.

At the time, Chris Wheatley, Chief Executive Head for the Trust, said: “Our rationale in establishing a school in Grantham is driven by parental demand and the need for primary places. The community is eager for their children to receive an outstanding education in a highly motivated environment.

“The school we propose will be a nurturing school, firmly rooted in strong moral values, developing a community in which every child can flourish. We will have an exciting and inspirational curriculum that will be made special by a wide range of unique experiences. This curriculum will promote high aspirations and will support the development of young people with self-discipline, a strong community spirit and self-esteem.”