The Harris Federation has made its second attempt to secure planning permission, for temporary buildings to accommodate two foundation classes (sixty children), to establish a Primary Academy on the site of its Secondary Academy, off Manor Way. An earlier application was controversially refused over the summer. A permanent school building is planned, to allow it to grow to an expected capacity of 420. The reconstruction of the existing Secondary school buildings, together with the new Primary school accommodation, is in the design stage and will be the subject of future planning applications.
The application for the temporary buildings for the Primary Academy is due to be decided by LBB’s Planning Committee on 8th January 2015.