Peterborough primary school starts consultation over new nursery

A Peterborough primary school has started a consultation period over their plans to open a new nursery.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:49 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:52 am
Hampton Lakes Primary School celebrate their opening.

The consultation is being carried by Hampton Lakes Primary School with plans to open its first nursery at the site on Waterhouse Way, Hampton Gardens, in September.

Construction of the Hampton Lakes Primary School building was completed at the end of last year, before opening to pupils and staff on October 5.

The free school is a joint venture between Peterborough City Council, the Hampton Academies Trust and the Department for Education.

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It opened back in September 2019, with pupils temporarily accommodated at Hampton College Primary School due to delays in the construction caused by the pandemic. Despite the delays, however, the school opened slightly behind schedule and provided 420 spaces TO children living in the Hampton area, along with 26 nursery places.

The current building already has a purpose built nursery classroom, with its own outdoor learning area.

The school is now pushing ahead with those plans and as part of the process to gain final approval is inviting parents and prospectivs parents of the school as well as members of the local community to take part in a consultation.

A statement from Hampton Lakes Primary School said: “Hampton Academies Trust is planning to open its first nursery at Hampton Lakes Primary School in September 2021. As part of the process for opening the nursery, we are required to consult with local stakeholders about our plans.

“Hampton Lakes Primary School opened in September 2019 and moved to its new building in October 2020. As part of the planned expansion of the school we would now like to add a 26 place nursery for 3 and 4 year old children.

“We are fortunate that our building has a purpose built nursery classroom, with its own outdoor learning area. Having conducted market research with local families, we are confident that there is sufficient local demand to open in the autumn. As part of the process to gain final approval to open the nursery, we are consulting with a range of local stakeholders.”

To take part in the consultation, click here.