An artists impression of how the City of Peterborough
Academy could look
Trust has been chosen as the preferred partner to run
a new secondary school on the former Hereward Community College
site in Reeves Way, Peterborough.
The trust was one of five shortlisted
education providers selected to bid for the opportunity to run the
school. Greenwood Academies Trust was selected because of its
strong history of improving outcomes in challenging schools, its
experiences of working with multi-ethnic groups and for its overall
vision for the school.
The trust will now work closely with
Peterborough City Council to put together a bid to the government
to open the school as a Free School from September 2013.
The new school will be co-educational and will
cater for up to 850 pupils aged from 11 to 19 years. It will
have a city-wide catchment, a strong community focus and will work
closely with post-16 education providers such as Peterborough
Regional College and City College Peterborough to ensure young
people can access post 16 courses relevant to their learning needs
and career aspirations.
A special school for 90 children aged 4-18 years will also
operate from the site. The school will cater for statemented
children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The special school
will open from September 2012 in existing buildings, whilst a new
building is constructed at the site. The new building will
open in September 2013.
15 November 2011 - Government gives the
green light for new special school
10 August 2011 - Education providers
working with city schools awarded teaching status
16 March 2011 - Five
organisations in the running to open new secondary
12 April 2011 - Chance to find
out more about plans for new Academy
17 May 2011 - Hear about plans for new
Academy on Reeves Way