Parents are being encouraged to have their say on the new first school to be built in Foxlydiate, Redditch.

This next stage of consultation is asking parents to share their thoughts on the council’s proposal on the following:

  • the age range of the school
  • the size of the school
  • the values of the school 
  • the build principles of the school

This round of consultation launches 8 January 2024 and will end on 25 February 2024.

Councillor Tracey Onslow, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said: “We want to work alongside the community throughout this project, as we have done in other new school projects, to ensure we can hear views and meet needs. We want to hear from as many parents as possible, so visit our dedicated website pages and fill out the form.”

As per November’s Cabinet Meeting, it has been agreed that the County Council will deliver a new First School with nursery, including wrap around provision, and the school will be located on a site off Foxlydiate Lane, in the Webheath area of Redditch.

The new school is required to meet the increased demand for school places which has arisen due to local housing developments.

The school will open initially as a 3-form-entry (90 places per year group) in 2027, when it is forecast that 30 children in each school year group will live on the new development, increasing to over 60 by 2030.

The school will open initially to Reception-aged children and will grow over time as it will take a new cohort of Reception children each September.

To have your say on this next stage of consultation, please visit the Snap Survey.

For more information, please visit the Redditch First School pages of the County Council website.