Local MP steps up campaign for new Lyde Green school

Local MP Chris Skidmore is stepping up his campaign for a new secondary school to serve his constituency.

The new 900 place school is needed for Lyde Green, a major new 2,500 home community in South Gloucestershire. With an increasing number of young families moving to the area, Lyde Green is facing pressure to deliver local education provision for its residents.

The council has agreed a site and a contribution from the developers towards the new school – and now a Free School bid has been submitted to the government to complete the funding package, which is being backed strongly by Chris.

Chris has written a joint letter with neighbouring MP Luke Hall to Education Ministers emphasising the importance of the project to the local community – and a decision is expected in the next few months.

If the campaign is successful, this will be the seventh new school built in the area since Chris’ election in 2010.

Chris said:

“Lyde Green is a thriving new community and many families have chosen to move to the area to make it their home. It’s vitally important that we have the education provision in place to ensure that local children can be educated locally and, as the local MP, I will continue to campaign for the new and properly-funded schools we need.”


For a copy of the letter please see the attachment.


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