Active Learning Trust to open new free school in central Ipswich

The trust will work towards opening the school in 2017-2018.

The trust will work towards opening the school in 2017-2018. - Credit: ThinkStock

The Department of Education has approved the opening of a new primary school in central Ipswich.

The free school will be run by Active Learning Trust, which already has four schools in the town.

The trust will work towards opening the school, which will cater for up to 400 children and will include a nursery, in 2017-2018.

The proposal was given the green light by Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Gary Peile, CEO of the Active Learning Trust said: “We are delighted that our proposal for a new free school to support pupils in Ipswich has been supported by the Secretary of State.

“When opened, it will join our four existing schools serving pupils and parents across Ipswich.

“We will now work with colleagues in the Department for Education and Suffolk County Council to bring the school to reality.”

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Active Learning Trust is already in charge of Sidegate Primary School, Gusford Primary School, Chantry Academy and Hillside Primary School.

Interested parents can find out more at: activelearningtrust.org/ipswich

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