Plans have been announced for a brand new secondary school in Rusholme.
The school will be on land off Lytham Road, Rusholme. It is currently planned to open in September 2017 and will accommodate both male and female pupils – with eight forms for each year group approximately 1,200 pupils.
The new school will be set up as a ‘free school’ – as required by national government policy.
Academies and free schools are schools not maintained by the Local Authority. However, it remains the Local Authority’s role to plan and secure sufficient ‘good quality’ school places.
The public are being asked for their views about the creation of new school.
Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council’s lead member for schools, said: “Manchester is a world-class city and our young people deserve nothing less than a world-class education.
“It is vital that Manchester continues to have the very best schools possible, inspiring young people and helping them develop during the most crucial stage of their lives.
“This new school forms part of our long term strategy to achieve that goal and also meet the increasing demand for school places – as the city continues to prove a popular place for families to live and work.”
To take part in the consultation or read more detail about the proposals please visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/rusholmeschool
The consultation is currently open and closes at 5pm on Friday 13 November 2015.