Sponsor announced for new primary school set to open in St Neots next year

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 29 November 2017

St Neots

St Neots


The official sponsor of a new primary school due to open in St Neots next year has been announced today (Wednesday).

Following a recommendation, made by members of the children and young people’s committee at Cambridgeshire County Council on November 14, the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust has been given Secretary of State approval to sponsor the new free school at Wintringham Park.

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust currently runs nine primary schools in Cambridgeshire, including The Round House Primary Academy at Love’s Farm, St Neots.

The county council plans to work with the trust to open the new school and provide temporary accommodation for reception children in September 2018 to meet the demand for places from families living in the Loves Farm and new communities to the east of St Neots.

Simon Bywater, who is chairman of the committee, said: “We are committed to ensuring there is enough educational provision for children in Cambridgeshire. This is an important step on the journey towards the creation of additional primary school places to serve our growing population. The new primary school at Wintringham Park will enable us to meet the need for more school places in the communities on the eastern expansion of St Neots.”

Susannah Connell, chief executive of the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust, said: “We are delighted to be chosen after a competition to open a new school at Wintringham Park and we look forward to working with the county council to provide much-needed primary school places in St Neots. The new school will complement our existing Round House Primary Academy at the nearby Loves Farm where we strive to ensure that every child achieves the highest possible standards through a relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning.”

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