MAY 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
City Primary School Closures
City Council meets on 24 May to debate and decide on recommendations
that are designed to strip out 2,000 surplus places in primary
schools by the year 2005.
schools are affected, but the plans for some will depend on funding.
Six will close or amalgamate and pupil capacity will be reduced in
Anne's RC Primary School in Willenhall, which was initially
scheduled for closure to be absorbed into Corpus Christi RC, also in
Willenhall, has been reprieved to the delight of the staff, pupils
have also been shelved to relocate Cheylesmore Community Centre to
the site of Howes Primary School and Henley Green Community Centre
to Annie Osborn Primary.
the city council accepts the recommendations of its education
department, work will start as soon as possible on six projects.
new 315 place school will be built at Wood End to absorb Eburne
Primary and Wood End Primary which would cease to exist as separate
210 place school will be built on the site of the Annie Osborn
Primary in Wyken Croft, Wyken to replace the existing school.
will take place at St Patrick's RC Primary in Wood End from 290 to
Bridge Primary in Oliver Street, Foleshill will be reduced in size
to a 315 place school plus nursery, St Augustine's RC Primary in
Heathcote Street, Radford to a 315 place school plus nursery and
Limbrick Wood Primary, Bush Close, Tile Hill to 210 places based in
the existing junior school.
following recommendations depend on Government funding:
new school on land in Mitchell Avenue, Canley to absorb Alderman
Harris Primary and Sir Henry Parkes Primary.
Mary's RC Primary to be absorbed into St Benedict's in
of Southfields Primary, East Street, Hillfields.
or rebuilding to downsize Howes Primary in Cheylesmore to a 210