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Bid is made to run third town school
5:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
DIDCOT Girls’ School and St Birinus School are bidding to run a third secondary school in the town.
Earlier this year, the county council announced a strategy to provide additional school places as 9,000 new homes are being built in the area.
This includes the 3,300 new homes being built at Great Western Park off the A4130, and the strategy includes proposals for a 1,200-place secondary school on the estate, two primary schools, and a University Technical College (UTC) for 14 to 19 year olds.
It is proposed that a new primary school will open by September 2015, the UTC in 2016, and the new secondary school for 11 to 16-year-olds by 2017.
Rachael Warwick, headteacher of Didcot Girls’ School, and Alwyn Richards, headteacher of St Birinus, the boys’ school, confirmed last week, that the schools made a joint expression of interest last month in running a third secondary school, which would be mixed, not single-sex.
The schools find out on September 13 if they have been shortlisted to make a full submission.
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