Devon County Council has identified the need for a new primary school with nursery to serve new and proposed housing development in Okehampton. To meet this need there is a proposal to establish a new Church of England School in the town. It will work in partnership with Okehampton Primary School and other schools within the Dartmoor Federation. As with all Church of England schools, it will have a distinctively Christian character while being fully inclusive and open to children from all faiths and none. It will open in September 2018 to infant children and grow to offer 210 primary places. There will be a nursery unit attached.
All the information can be found at: https://www.dartmooracademy.org/https://www.dartmooracademy.org/ and there is a ‘give feedback’ section for people to make comments to shape our application. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 13 September.
There are other groups applying to operate the school, listed at: https://new.devon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policies/pupil-place-planning/new-schools/okehampton-new-primary and people are invited to comment as part of a public consultation operated by Devon County Council to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September.