The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has welcomed confirmation that the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, has agreed for the Government to enter into a funding agreement with Wildern Academy Trust in relation to Boorley Park Primary School.
The new primary school will provide 420 school places for children aged 4 to 11, and is expected to open in September 2019.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“Making sure that we have enough school places for children living in our area is a key concern for many of my constituents, particularly given the number of new homes that have and are continuing to be built.
“Therefore, I really welcome this announcement, and congratulate Wildern Head Teacher Marie-Louise Litton and the whole team behind this project. As the local MP, I am pleased to have supported this scheme alongside Hampshire County Council, which will help to ensure the best possible start for young people in our area.”
Also commenting, Wildern Executive Headteacher Marie-Louise Litton said:
“The progress of Boorley Park is positive. We have offered to 30 families and so far have 24 confirmed applicants with a number of enquiries still coming in. We have a newly appointed Headteacher Tamsin Hindley and an Early Years Leader.
“We are preparing in liaison with the Education and Skills Funding Agency all aspects we need to complete prior to opening and Hampshire County Council are working with us and the developers to complete the school in readiness for opening in September.
“We are very excited about the opening and working closely with the community of Boorley Park in delivering excellent education for its youngsters.”