A proposal has recently been revealed by the Nottinghamshire County Council to close a popular primary school in Lady Bay and move it to a new site.
Lady Bay Primary School on Trent Boulevard is currently rated by Ofsted as being ‘Good’. The council is considering moving the school and expanding it in order to balance the infrastructure within West Bridgford, due to a high volume of new homes being built, bringing new families to the area.
It is not yet known what could happen to the old school site on Trent Boulevard if the proposal came to fruition. The original school site may continue in operation if relocation is not possible. Details have not been announced regarding the location of the new school building, however the council states that it could open between 2023 and 2025.
The proposal to expand the school is to support the high volume of new homes being built within the borough. A report which outlines the proposals finds there is: “Continuing need for an additional 511 primary phase places in the West Bridgford planning area. Demand is greatest in the Edwalton School catchment which is the location of the Sharphill housing development.
“Demand for school places in this area will be mitigated by the establishment of the 315 place Rosecliffe School which is due to open in September 2020.
“The existing Lady Bay primary school cannot be expanded to meet projected demand due to the restricted nature of the site. As such, it is appropriate to explore the potential relocation and enlargement of Lady Bay Primary School as a 630 place (school).”