The Ven. Stuart Bain, Archdeacon of Sunderland and Chair of the Durham Diocesan Board of Education - discusses plans for a new church Primary School

 The Ven. Stuart Bain, Archdeacon of Sunderland and Chair of the Durham Diocesan Board of Education - discusses plans for a new church Primary School

The Ven. Stuart Bain, Archdeacon of Sunderland and Chair of the Durham Diocesan Board of Education – discusses plans for a new church Primary School
The Anglican Diocese of Durham has started consultation on plans for a new Church school. The school has been proposed for a site on the edge of Wynyard near Billingham, Teesside, as part of a planned new housing development. Archdeacon of Sunderland the Ven Stuart Bain, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education, said: “There is a major new housing development planned for the area. We have been talking to the developers and the development will need a school. “We want to be part of this and we think we can deliver a really good school. Hopefully, people will see this as a good thing and want to get on board. “We educate more than 14,000 children in the Diocese so have a good track record and can bring a lot to the table. “This is a great proposal and working in partnership with the local community is crucial. We want this to be a neighbourhood school.” Applications for the new Wynyard Church of England Primary School will be welcome from local children of any faith or none. The Diocese also hopes to make nursery places available on the site, which is yet to be announced. It will be a Church of England school, operated by the Diocese of Durham, with a governing body that will include representatives from the Church, parents and staff as well as others. The Diocese has been involved in education in the region for more than 150 years and there are 48 church of England Primary Schools in the Diocese. Their record of success is very high, with 94% of our primary schools being graded Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, substantially higher than the national average. Archdeacon Stuart said: “We need to show the Department for Education (DfE) that there is sufficient demand for our proposed school. So we are asking people give us their opinions and support via a dedicated website,  facebook-page, twitter or at a drop in session at Wynyard Hall Hotel on the 31st March 2014 between 2 and 6pm.” Once the consultation is completed, the application will be sent to the Department for Education in May and, if successful, the school will open in September 2015. Anyone wishing to submit their views can do so at www.wynyardprimary.org.uk, on facebook www.facebook.com/wynyardprimary and Twitter www.twitter.com/wynyardprimary

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