Ground breaking for new primary school in Banbury

Construction of a new primary school with nursery, to be named Cherry Fields, officially started on the Hanwell View development in Banbury, with the traditional ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday 9th October.

Scheduled to open in September 2020, the mixed gender primary school will be for students aged 2-11 years and will be run by GLF Schools and will provide 270 new places overall, including six places for SEN and 60 nursery places.

Cherry Fieldsl will benefit from general and specialist teaching facilities, a sports hall, library and catering facilities, as well as outdoor areas for teaching and play.  Additional sport facilities will be available for school and community use, consisting of a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and a soft landscaping area on an adjacent site.

Pictured below from left to right:

Martyn Collier, site manager | Christine Adams, Ashberry Homes | Nick Murza, GLF Schools | Paul Almond, Cherwell District Council |Lindsey Davenport, Bellway | David Stear, Ridge, employer agent | Andrew Bossons, B+KBS contracts manager.