New primary school in Basildon one step closer as funding given the green light
Over £20 million in funding has been allocated to build two brand new primary schools in Essex, including one in Basildon.
The new school will create 420 primary school places.
The funding will also see an additional Early Years and Childcare provision at the site providing 56 spaces.
The new Basildon primary school will be located at The Dry Street housing development. It is anticipated to be ready from September 2024.
The Dry Street housing development in Basildon has planning permission for 725 new homes. With this increase in housing, demand for school places will grow.
This new school will ensure even more children in Basildon get their preferred school place. It will also negate the need for families to travel out of area for school, which in turn reduces the number of cars on the roads, reduces congestion and improves air quality.
A consultation on the proposed new school was conducted earlier this year with residents and organisations having their say on the proposals.
Work will now commence to select Academy sponsors.