Gloucestershire

Watermoor Primary School to move closer to new housing

A primary school in Gloucestershire is due to move to a new site allowing it to eventually offer another 55 spaces.

The new building for Watermoor Primary will be built close to the new Beeches housing development being constructed on the eastern side of Cirencester.

It is planned to open in September 2014 and part of its costs will be funded from developer contributions.

The school is being built on land owned by the town council and will also include an outdoor gym.

Councillor Deryck Nash, from Cirencester Town Council, said the project was a partnership with Gloucestershire County Council.

"These plans will mean more leisure and recreation opportunities for Cirencester residents, along with a bigger and better new school building for Watermoor," he said.

Gloucestershire County Council has agreed to provide help parents and guardians with transport to the new site until 2018.

It is also looking at proposals for a new pre-school linked with the new school building.

Watermoor Primary School currently provides for 103 pupils aged between four and 11.

It was last inspected by Ofsted in July 2011.

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