New school - a win, win development
  • 31 10 2016

New school - a win, win development

Source: Steve Loader

Kent County Council has granted planning permission for a new school at Peters Village to serve the new community there and Wouldham village.

The new school should be open for pupils by September 2017 and the move is widely regarded as a ‘win, win’ situation.

Trenport Director Chris Hall explained: “We always intended to build a new school for Peters Village families, but Wouldham primary school’s head teacher Carl Fitter and the governors instigated an approach to us by KCC Education about creating an enlarged school, which could then accommodate pupils from there; the feeling was that, without costly refurbishment, the old village school buildings had reached the end of their useful life.

“We were only too happy to oblige: it meant re-locating our original Peters Village school site, but this in turn created more space for badly needed housing development using brownfield land rather than greenfield acres – a win, win situation.”
Pictured: Wouldham school pupils celebrate winning Trenport's 2015 primary school arts competition – now they are looking forward to an all-new school