Councillor pays a visit to new Whiteley school

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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THE new primary school in Whiteley has been praised by Hampshire County Council’s education member.

Councillor Peter Edgar paid a visit to Cornerstones Primary School which opened at the beginning of the month.

The Church of England school was opened after high demand from parents due to Whiteley Primary School being heavily oversubscribed.

Cllr Edgar said: ‘The quality of accommodation is excellent.

‘The teaching spaces are all light and airy, most have outside access and provide an excellent learning and teaching environment.

‘I was pleased to see how much the children and staff were clearly enjoying being at the new school.’

Cllr Edgar added that it’s good to see local children going to a local school.

‘Our objective is to deliver quality education locally, that is to say, near to where children live and where parents want them to go to school.

‘This school will help to meet the demand for school places in the area, ensuring there is sufficient provision for young families moving into the new homes being built over the next few years.

‘The facilities at Cornerstones will enable its pupils to benefit from a high quality learning environment in which to learn and maximise their potential.’