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Minds put at ease over new Woolston free school
8:40am Saturday 21st July 2012 in News
PARENTS are backing the new free school set to open in September.
Residents in the area have pledged support to the project which will be based initially at Bruche Primary School.
Jane Willington, from Woolston, is sending her 11-year-old daughter there in September.
She said it was a privilege to be able to do so and lauded a public meeting with staff at Jodrell Bank, Goostrey.
“We spent quality time with the new teachers. It gave all children and parents a chance to meet and ask questions with all the staff for the new school.
“I would like to thank all the staff for a wonderful opportunity.
“This will no doubt help the children who will be attending the new school in september. I would just like to say how privileged I am for my daughter to be going.
“There have been lots of discussions about this new school, not all of them favourable. I have total faith and confidence in all of the staff and would like to thank them all for bringing this truly fantastic school to Warrington.”
Paddington resident Mike Brough also attended the meeting on July 8.
He said: “Let any critics of the school be silenced. It provided all the useful information I needed, and set aside any doubts that may have been planted by opposers of forward-thinking innovators.
The school has my full backing and I am privileged to have the chance to have my child attend a school with such enthusiastic staff.”
King’s School Woolston has been in the pipeline since an application was made to the DfE in February.
Now a permanent site has been secured at Hillock Lane, principal Shane Ierston is looking forward to opening.
Several staff appointments have been made, with three teachers and a vice principal now in place. Around 50 children are expected for the first school year, although applications are still being processed.
A uniform has been selected and learning aids like iPads are on the way.
“We are happy with the site and are now looking forward to opening,” said Mr Ierston.