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Name and opening date for new primary school at Teal Close development near Netherfield is revealed


More details about a new primary school being built on the Teal Close development near Netherfield have been revealed.

The new school will be called the Rivendell Flying High Academy, offer up to 210 primary places and is set to open in September 2022

The Academy is being built to meet demand for places arising from the building of the new Rivendell estate.

The planning and design work will be carried out by Persimmon Homes and the project is being funded through housing developer contributions.

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The Flying High Trust will run the school after being approved as sponsor by the Secretary of State for Education after a competitive application process. The Trust currently runs 26 primary schools and are the highest performing primary multi-academy trust in the East Midlands.

Paul Goodman, deputy CEO at the Flying High Trust, said: “We can now announce that the new school will be opening in September 2022 and families interested in securing a place will be able to apply from November 2021.

“Our valuable experience alongside Nottinghamshire County Council in the creation of a successful new school will ensure that our vision for Rivendell Flying High Academy meets the highest of standards.”

PICTURED: Sign into the Rivendell Estate of Teal Close (PHOTO: Neil Slack/Neil Slack Photography)

Chris Wheatley OBE is CEO of the Flying High Trust and said, “Our mission will be to provide the highest quality of staff at Rivendell Flying High Academy, ensuring that children attending the new school will receive the best education available.

“With the benefits of a brand-new building and a rich curriculum, we can deliver a school which will be a source of pride and opportunity for the new development and its children for generations to come.”

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Councillor Philip Owen, committee chairman for Children and Young People at Nottinghamshire County Council added,  “The new school is part of our commitment to ensuring that Nottinghamshire is a place where children and young people can go to good schools.

“Since 2013, during the period of growth in the primary sector, the council has invested £7.9m in creating 545 Gedling primary school places. This year, council is funding the creation of 820 permanent Gedling secondary school places with a £13.9m investment.  The new school in Teal Close will provide a further 210 primary school places, ensuring sufficient local school places in the district.

“The good news is that parents living in the Gedling district receiving an offer for one of their preferences for admission this year continues to be good at over 97% for both first admissions and primary to secondary school places.

“We are proud to be working in partnership with the Flying High Trust, which has a proven track record of delivering education across the county.

“We believe that Rivendell Flying High Academy will be a great addition to Nottinghamshire’s family of schools, providing children with an excellent education.”

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A website containing up to date information for families can be found at  

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