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Location of new school not known

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Thursday 19th June 2014
Mark Wilson

THE location of a new town centre school in Barnsley is still not known - even though it is due to open in 14 months' time.

 

Elements primary is the first free school in Barnsley to receive approval from the government. It was agreed by education secretary Michael Gove on Thursday.

 

As a free school it means funding still comes from government but is not controlled by Barnsley Council.

 

Principal of the new school, Mark Wilson, 46, said the trust is thrilled with approval for the 420-place school as it will meet a shortage of primary places in the town centre. It will open in September 2015.

 

However, Mr Wilson is still none the wiser about location and cost.

 

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated June 20. **

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Posted by Bill I Tue 1st Jul 2014 at 5:43pm

Oops guess they are not planning on teaching geography!