Manchester City Council has announced plans to open a new Secondary School in Gorton. Proposals for the new school will be chaired by the council later today Thursday, 16 March, at Chapel Street Primary School in Levenshulme.
The consultation event will include information from previous events and images of the proposed school. The consultation will also involve plans to build the school on part of the Nutsford Vale Site at Matthews Lane.
Manchester Council say that this is an “opportunity to invite residents, parents and local community groups” to the informal pre-planning event.
Plans for the new school were announced following earlier predictions that Manchester was in danger of running out of school places. Almost 7,000 pupils started primary school last year, equalling the amount that started secondary school, council bosses say.
The demand for new schools has culminated in the creation and extension of schools in the Manchester area. The Dean Trust opened last year in Ardwick, and Manchester Enterprise Academy Central is set to open in September.
Council chiefs have indicated that the proposed school will host up to 1,800 pupils.
The school, as in accordance with government rules, will be free and state-funded.
Pre Planning Consultation Event is scheduled to start at 4pm and run until 7pm
The event will be staffed by Manchester City Council representatives and members of the design and construction team.