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3 schools to benefit from government’s rebuilding programme

08 February 2021

Councillor Kieran Heakin.  

3 schools in the borough have been chosen by government to have new sites built as part of the first tranche of its new 10-year school rebuilding programme.

Littleborough Community Primary will be having a whole new school, while Kingsway Park High and Newhouse Academy will both be benefiting from substantial building work.

'This is absolutely magnificent news. These schools are going to benefit from new, state of the art facilities'

Councillor Kieran Heakin, cabinet member for getting a good start, said: "This is absolutely magnificent news. These schools are going to benefit from new, state of the art facilities and ultimately that will be beneficial to children for years to come."

The new Littleborough Community Primary School building will deliver a replacement new school with 14 new classrooms, new sports/assembly hall, nursery, for a 420-place school (60 places in each year group) and a 26-place nursery. Work on the new site is due to start from September 2021 and will be on land within the Littleborough campus so that a smooth transition to the new building can happen.

'Our children will be so thrilled and this is going to be hugely beneficial for them'

Louise Woodman, head teacher at Littleborough Community Primary, said: "I am delighted that we have been chosen for a new school. This is going to be really exciting for us and the wider community. Our children will be so thrilled and this is going to be hugely beneficial for them."