Proposed new school for Walsall
The Department for Education has approved the development of a proposed new secondary school for Walsall.
The school is to be a free school and as such will be funded directly by the government.
A site that is being considered for the new school is on the former Reedswood golf course. It will provide 1,100 new places for pupils in the borough.
“ This is really good news for the borough. The council has been working with local partners and with the Department for Education for some time to make this happen. The new secondary school in Walsall is part of our £1.5 billion plans to transform the borough, creating opportunities for local families and for young people. “
Walsall Council is working with the DfE to identify the best location for the school.
“ Our ambition is that every child in Walsall will have the best possible start and will have a positive learning experience in our schools. Once built and opened this new school will provide more places and more choice for pupils and for their parents and carers. “
Exploratory work on the former Reedswood golf course site, to test the ground and its suitability for a new school, is due to begin this week.