Pre-planning Consultation - Proposal to build a new 2 form entry primary school (420 places) on Wellesley, Aldershot

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Hampshire County Council wish to consult with you ahead of the proposal to submit a planning application for a new primary school on a new housing development at Wellesley, Aldershot

The proposed new primary school is planned to open in September 2025 and would admit up to 30 places for Year R (age 4+) and will grow over time to a total of 60 pupils per year group, an overall total of 420 pupils. The school will also provide places for 8 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The demand for additional places arises as a result of the development of 3,8500 dwellings at Wellesley, Aldershot. There was a need for two new primary schools to meet the expected demand from the development, the first of which was The Cambridge Primary School which opened in September 2018 as a 2fe (420 place) school. The second primary school will be another 2fe (420 place) school, intended to open in September 2025.

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Site location plan

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The consultation

This consultation will run from 17 March 2023 to 14 April 2023.

Your Views

A drop-in session where you will be able to discuss the proposal with County Council Officers will take place on Thursday 30 March 2023 at Grainger Trust Smith Dorrien House, Queen's Ave, Aldershot, GU11 2BT between 3pm and 6pm.

If you wish to make a comment on the new primary school proposal, please write to Gemma Bowry, Strategic Development Officer, Children’s Services Department, Elizabeth II Court, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UG or by email to: [email protected] by 14 April 2023.

You will of course have a further opportunity to comment on the school proposals as part of the formal planning process.