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Temporary site for September confirmed

Central Hall, Southampton

Agreement reached on temporary location of Hope Community School, Southampton                                            

Heads of Terms have been agreed on the temporary site for Hope Community School. The school will be based within the Central Hall complex, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF. Central Hall is also the home of New Community Church a partner of the new school, and is easily accessible to families within the SO14 postcode that the school set out to serve.

The next step will be to appoint contractors to redesign and redevelop a section of the site for the school’s purposes.

The school will start in this temporary site in September 2017, whilst the permanent site is being developed. This temporary provision will be designed to the appropriate standards for school purposes and is very local to the permanent site. The permanent site for the school was agreed in December 2016 to be 20-25 Chapel Road. This will be a purpose built, permanent home for the school.

Mary Rouse, the Trust’s Project Director said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone for the school and to be able to offer another educational choice to the local community.”

As soon as designs for the new school are available the Trust will share this information.

Hope Community School underwent a public site consultation in the New Year which received a high level of responses. The Trust has also held a number of open days and community events for families and the community to meet the team and ask any questions.  If prospective families or members of the community would like any further information they are encouraged to contact the project team.

Paul Weston, Chair of the New Generation School Trust, said: “We are really excited that this building will be used for learning.  We look forward to families not just applying to the school, but working with us to make it a real community hub.” 

If your child was born between September 1st 2012 – August 31st 2013 they will be ready to start school at the same time that Hope Community School opens. To find out more about this exciting school or to apply for a place at Hope Community School please contact our Family Liaison Co-ordinator or visit the admissions page.