The demand for school places in Selby has never been so high. Over recent years the town has seen the development of 1,200 new homes that were built on Staynor Hall. This development of homes as increased the number of families with small children moving to the town with a need to find their children school places.
The new Selby School is currently in final planning and assessment within the council and housing authorities. Kacey Turner of Staynor hall moved to the complex in July 2012. We spoke to Kacey that moved to Selby from Hampshire. She has two young children of 4 and 5, she expressed her views that there are limited places for her children across all schools in the Selby area. She told us luckily she has been granted two places at the Barwic Parade School which has good ofsted reports across the board and is a very close knit community only a a few minutes drive from her new house.
The school set for Selby is very important for the future residents of the town as new homes developments are in the pipeline for the very near future. 600 more homes are set to be built close to the Staynor Hall development.
Peter Rochskaw of Homes development said when you offer a service or product, for example housing you create the demand. We have seen people flock to the market town of Selby with the development of new homes. That means the infrastructure in the town must keep up with the pace of increasing demand. Here we have seen schools struggling with places. Hopefully the school can be planned and built quickly in the near future, we do not want a local HS2 on our hands where we are waiting for review after review. There does need to be a consensus to get the job done quickly for the benefit of both families moving into the town and people who have already been here.