Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

'World-class' Manchester seeks out public opinion on new school development

'World-class' Manchester seeks out public opinion on new school development

| By Andy Donley

Manchester City Council are seeking the views of the public, as they move ahead with plans to create a new school in the city centre, to provide children with a ‘world-class’ education.

The 1,200-capacity school is being created to cater for the increasing demand for secondary education places in the city centre and is expected to be completed in 2017.

The centre – which is set to a free school, meaning it will be funded but not controlled by the local authority – will be located in Rusholme, near Lytham Road.

Councillor Rosa Battle, the city lead on schools, said that it was ‘vital’ that the city continues to create the best facilities for children to excel in education.

“Manchester is a world-class city and our young people deserve nothing less than a world-class education,” she said.

“It is vital that Manchester continues to have the very best schools possible, inspiring young people and helping them develop during the most crucial stage of their lives.

“This new school forms part of our long term strategy to achieve that goal and also meet the increasing demand for school places - as the city continues to prove a popular place for families to live and work.

“When creating a new school it is important we have the views of everyone it will affect – whether that’s from potential parents of pupils or members of the local community.   

“So, I’d like to ask anyone with an interest to please take the time to let us know what they think and help shape the development of this new school.”

The consultation is an opportunity for the public to shape how the school will be developed, and will be open until November 13.

To take part, or to find out more, click here.

Image courtesy of Rosa Battle, via Twitter, with thanks