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Agreement Reached on Location of Hope Community School, Northfleet ​​​​​​​

Heads of Terms have been agreed that will see the transfer of land for a new primary school to be built on the Springhead Park development.

The proposed school will be based in a new, purpose built facility with space to accommodate 420 children. The school plans to open in September 2017.

The school forms part of the s106 agreement for the development which includes the provision of an educational facility. The site will be closely located to Eastgate, the partner church for the new school.

The next step will be to design the facility and secure planning permission.

It is proposed that the school will start in a temporary site for the first year, whilst the permanent site is being developed. This temporary provision will be designed to the appropriate standards for school purposes and will be very local to the permanent site. Final details of the temporary site are currently being decided and further details will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed. 

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 new facilities to the local community.”

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

The proposals for the school will undergo a public consultation in the Autumn and the Trust would welcome feedback from parents, businesses, community organisations and residents during this period.  The survey will be available on this website in the news section. 

The Trust has already held a number of open days and community events for families and the community to meet the team and ask any questions.  More dates have been set:

Monday 19th September 9.30am-1pm

Wednesday 2nd November 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 7th December 9.30-1pm

Paul Weston, Chair of the New Generation School Trust, said: “We are really excited that this building will be created 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 Pupil Recruitment Co-ordinator jo.bungay@hopecommunityschool.org or visit the calendar on this website.

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