PLANS for a new primary school in southern Oxfordshire have been revealed.

Developer St. Modwen have released the drawings for the new Kingsgrove Primary School in Wantage, which is part of a new 1,500 home Crab Hill development.

The public will be able to view architect Roberts Limbrick's impression at an official information session for the new school, being held on Thursday, September 13, between 3pm and 7pm, at The Beacon, Portway, in Wantage.

St. Modwen say they are delivering the new 2-form-entry primary school in line with Oxfordshire County Council’s requirements. The council consulted on the new school in May 2018 and St. Modwen has since been working with them on the preliminary design and plans in order to submit a planning application this autumn.

As well as giving potential parents an opportunity to view school plans, the information event next month will also include an update on the Kingsgrove project as a whole.

Members of the project team will be on hand to talk through the application and answer any questions.

Rob Draper, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “The primary school is a key element of the scheme and we’re delighted at the prospect of delivering a brand-new school for Kingsgrove and the wider community.

"We’ve worked closely with the county council to create a special place for learning that will enrich the lives of local children. We’d encourage everyone to come along to the information event to find out more.”

Subject to planning permission being granted, St. Modwen hopes to start building the primary school in March 2019, ahead of completion and handover to the county council in July 2020 and the school opening in September 2020.

The 227-acre site - dubbed 'one of the most significant housing projects in the South East' - was granted outline planning permission in July 2015 by the Vale of the White Horse Council District Council for up to 1,500 homes, a new primary school, a neighbourhood centre including pub/restaurant and local retail accommodation, sports pitches, employment space and community amenities set around a central park.

Drawings of the homes involved in the project - which is in its first stage - were released last week.

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