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Plans for new junior school in Poole

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PLANS for a new £6.8million junior school in Poole have been unveiled to the public.

Named the Ocean Academy, which will be sponsored by the Aspiration Academies Trust (AAT), the school will be built on council-owned land on the former Fourways site, located between Constitution Hill Road and Ringwood Road.

Members of the public were invited to the Civic Centre on Wednesday to see how the school may look, and find out more about its location and how it is going to be funded.

In July 2013, the Department for Education (DfE) allocated the funding of £3.8million to the Borough of Poole for the school, with one of the conditions being that the school opens in September 2015.

Vicky Wales, head of children, young people and learning at Borough of Poole, said: “We’re really pleased that we have got to this stage and obviously we are very glad that the Department for Education allocated funding to make this happen.”

Borough of Poole says it is experiencing an increase in the number of school-age children, as the town’s birth rate has gone up, as has the number of people moving into the town.

Current government legis-lation requires that when a local authority identifies the need for a new school, it must be established as an academy or free school, and a sponsor selection was undertaken by the council.

The Aspiration Academies Trust (AAT) already operates two other schools in the area, which are Jewell Academy in Bournemouth, and Magna Academy in Canford Heath.

Ocean Academy will be built using off-site design and building technologies, before being in-stalled on the Fourways site, following the public consul-tations.

A second open event will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at the Civic Centre, between 2pm to 7pm, to show how the designs have been developed.

Further information and computer generated images of the plans, as well as a feedback form, are available at borough ofpoole.com/schoolorganisation.

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4:14pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Teddy 1 says...

Why are they doing this when they 'dont have time or money' apparently to sort the fiasco of the broadstone schools situation? It is very worrying that the first school and middle schools are apparently trying to amalgamate into an academy with someone running 'both' schools on two sites. This could well force what has recently been assessed by OFSTED as an outstanding school (Springdale) where students enjoy excellent and suoerior standards of teaching and leadership by mrs leach into a pre school. Im not sure the first school will do well at all in their next inspection.

Also that land earmarked for the new school would surely be ideal for the transit traveller site for the summer.

And im not paid a ridiculously high salary as the council officers are.
Why are they doing this when they 'dont have time or money' apparently to sort the fiasco of the broadstone schools situation? It is very worrying that the first school and middle schools are apparently trying to amalgamate into an academy with someone running 'both' schools on two sites. This could well force what has recently been assessed by OFSTED as an outstanding school (Springdale) where students enjoy excellent and suoerior standards of teaching and leadership by mrs leach into a pre school. Im not sure the first school will do well at all in their next inspection. Also that land earmarked for the new school would surely be ideal for the transit traveller site for the summer. And im not paid a ridiculously high salary as the council officers are. Teddy 1
  • Score: -7

7:21pm Sat 19 Apr 14

live-and-let-live says...

immigrant children need to be educated. I hope the teachers are multi lingual
immigrant children need to be educated. I hope the teachers are multi lingual live-and-let-live
  • Score: -4

8:56pm Sat 19 Apr 14

leotuttle says...

at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.
at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans. leotuttle
  • Score: 7

9:03pm Sat 19 Apr 14

carrrob says...

leotuttle wrote:
at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.
Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools !
[quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.[/p][/quote]Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools ! carrrob
  • Score: 3

10:42pm Sat 19 Apr 14

wilkiemini says...

I think the school is very needed in that area......Baden Powell do not have enough spaces for the children currently attending Courthill and Lilliput schools so they have to go somewhere nearby?
Parking could well be a big issue ....are there plans for a drop off zone?
I think the school is very needed in that area......Baden Powell do not have enough spaces for the children currently attending Courthill and Lilliput schools so they have to go somewhere nearby? Parking could well be a big issue ....are there plans for a drop off zone? wilkiemini
  • Score: 3

8:57am Sun 20 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

carrrob wrote:
leotuttle wrote:
at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.
Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools !
More people should walk their kids to school, or cycle. Put double yellows down around the immediate vicinity covering these periods and force peoples hands.
Is that not the beauty of living within a catchment area?
[quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.[/p][/quote]Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools ![/p][/quote]More people should walk their kids to school, or cycle. Put double yellows down around the immediate vicinity covering these periods and force peoples hands. Is that not the beauty of living within a catchment area? canfordcherry
  • Score: 5

10:30am Sun 20 Apr 14

leotuttle says...

canfordcherry wrote:
carrrob wrote:
leotuttle wrote:
at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.
Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools !
More people should walk their kids to school, or cycle. Put double yellows down around the immediate vicinity covering these periods and force peoples hands.
Is that not the beauty of living within a catchment area?
I agree with you that children should walk to school. The reality is they don't. If you have an area which has a problem with traffic the solution is not to build a school on to the area as this only compounds the problem. If you drive around Poole there are many more suitable sites.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.[/p][/quote]Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools ![/p][/quote]More people should walk their kids to school, or cycle. Put double yellows down around the immediate vicinity covering these periods and force peoples hands. Is that not the beauty of living within a catchment area?[/p][/quote]I agree with you that children should walk to school. The reality is they don't. If you have an area which has a problem with traffic the solution is not to build a school on to the area as this only compounds the problem. If you drive around Poole there are many more suitable sites. leotuttle
  • Score: 0

10:35am Sun 20 Apr 14

leotuttle says...

canfordcherry wrote:
carrrob wrote:
leotuttle wrote:
at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.
Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools !
More people should walk their kids to school, or cycle. Put double yellows down around the immediate vicinity covering these periods and force peoples hands.
Is that not the beauty of living within a catchment area?
I agree with you that children should walk to school. The reality is they don't. If you have an area which has a problem with traffic the solution is not to build a school on to the area as this only compounds the problem. If you drive around Poole there are many more suitable sites.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: at 8.30 on any given school day traffic backs up ringwood road as far as bond road approx 400 metres and constitutional hill as far as Jellico Close about 200 minutes. in wet weather the traffic backs upto twice that distance. They now want to add approx 300 cars to the problem. At 3.15 picking up time then you will have problems galore as there is no parking area to collect the children. A more favourable site would be the junction of Darby Lane and Dorchester Road. Hoping the local councillors see sense and oppose these plans.[/p][/quote]Exactly right traffic currently is a nightmare at this roundabout and looks likely to get a lot worse start thinking about the infrastructure before putting plans like this forward fools ![/p][/quote]More people should walk their kids to school, or cycle. Put double yellows down around the immediate vicinity covering these periods and force peoples hands. Is that not the beauty of living within a catchment area?[/p][/quote]I agree with you that children should walk to school. The reality is they don't. If you have an area which has a problem with traffic the solution is not to build a school on to the area as this only compounds the problem. If you drive around Poole there are many more suitable sites. leotuttle
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Sun 20 Apr 14

poolebabe says...

They should have built kemp welch there instead of rebuilding it on the same site.
They should have built kemp welch there instead of rebuilding it on the same site. poolebabe
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Sun 20 Apr 14

apm1954 says...

should be named atkinson school after our wonderful council leader. not
should be named atkinson school after our wonderful council leader. not apm1954
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Sun 20 Apr 14

starwars1978 says...

Alderney was the best middle school in the early 70s... where are you, Mr. Knight?
Alderney was the best middle school in the early 70s... where are you, Mr. Knight? starwars1978
  • Score: 0

2:10pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Speedymax says...

Shame they can't seem to find the money for Hillbourne School, seeing as they robbed it twice of it multimillion pound grant to build a very much needed new school. But heh its not in an area where the local coucilors care about the residents only the party line.
Shame they can't seem to find the money for Hillbourne School, seeing as they robbed it twice of it multimillion pound grant to build a very much needed new school. But heh its not in an area where the local coucilors care about the residents only the party line. Speedymax
  • Score: 0

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