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Work starts on new state-of-the-art Leicestershire school

The school is being built as part of a 400-home development

Representatives from Leicestershire County Council and Willmott Dixon on the site where a new school is being built in Ashby
Pictured from l-r Cllr John Coxon, Cllr Deborah Taylor, Nick Heath and Ryan Wilkes, from Willmott Dixon

A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to officially mark work on an ambitious scheme that will see a new 210-place primary school built in Ashby.

The state-of-the-art Holywell Spring Farm Primary School, in Burton Road, is being created as part of a new 400-home development being built in the area.

The new school is estimated to cost in the region of £5.5m with funding from our capital building programme and section 106 contributions from developers.

Developing more school places is a key priority of the council and this exciting new development will reduce pressure in the Ashby area.

“We want children to have access to first-class local schools and remain committed to creating more places where there is growing demand.

The new school, which is being built by construction firm Willmott Dixon, will be managed by an academy and we are in the process of selecting the managing trust.

We are very excited to be continuing our longstanding relationship with Leicestershire County Council – this scheme will provide much-needed schooling places for the local community throughout Ashby de la Zouch’s period of rapid expansion.

“This project is the latest in a number of developments that Willmott Dixon, Leicestershire County Council and Scape have collaborated on, and we would like to thank all of those involved for their hard work and commitment in getting this project underway despite Covid-19.

The school is expected to open for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

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