Very much hope not Jan! This is a much needed secondary school with school places running into deficit by 2018 in the borough, particularly in the north. We have a petition going..link is here...for anyone wanting to keep the pressure up to ensure that the school plan becomes a school and not some more empty investment properties!
We are very much in need of more secondary school spaces. On balance, I am in favour of a new school. However, I'd be more in favour of expansion of already successful schools, which already have a proven track record, rather than taking a chance with new schools, staffed by relatively inexperienced teaching staff and leadership. A wrong choice of school on the part of parents/children can condemn hundreds of children to the scrapheap later on in life.
We have reached out to all the local primary schools to get parents/carers involved and steer toward choosing a secondary school provider that is already established.
We have our vision on the website
Tad over the top, David. I don't see how it would preclude you from working from home. Kids who live in the area need an education in/close to the area.
As for the training tower, wasn't that for its former use as a fire station? As far i'm aware - i stand to be corrected - the fire station has been for years and years and so can't really complain about them needing to train in a tower on their station. Could make all the difference between life and death...
I'd like to think that if there were space in Trinity Street or the surrounding area then the fact there is residential close by wouldn't stop a school being opened.