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New Selby school gets go ahead


Selby is set to benefit from the building of a new 210 place academy primary school which is to be built on the site of Staynor Hall Selby. The school will be situated close to the 500 new houses which have been developed since 2005. 

According to the contract the development will include a single storey building has an L shaped footprint of approximately 1700 m2 gross floor area and will be constructed using a steel portal frame with brick/block and rendered external wall panels and a tiled roof. External windows and doors will be powder coated aluminium double glazed units. Natural daylighting is supplemented through the provision of patent glazed roof lights. Mechanical and Electrical services are to be simple with basic controls to complement the natural daylighting and ventilation strategies embodied in the design. Externally areas include permeable paving, tarmac roads and playgrounds together with habitat area and playing fields. The original plans included places for 235 primary school children however it is now though that number has been slightly reduced to accommodate 210 new students.

The Ebor Academy Trust has now been accepted as the sponsor of the new academy by the Department for Education. North Yorkshire County Council is providing the space for the development. The Academy also runs other local schools in Haxby, Strensall and Brotherton, Byram and soon to be Filey school will all be managed by the trust. 

The trust has a good educational record -  Manor CE Academy and Robert Wilkinson Primary School are both recognised by the National College as outstanding practitioners in teaching and learning

Places at the new school will reach full capacity before the development has finished. 

The opening date for the school is set for September 2016.. More details to follow shortly.

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