Public meeting in free school bid
PARENTS campaigning for a secondary school to be opened in Westbury-on-Trym will hold a public meeting tonight.
A group of parents living in the BS9 area want to set up a free school for secondary age pupils on the former St Ursula's School site in Brecon Road.
They propose to apply for Government approval to open a new three-form entry secondary school in September 2015.
The campaigners will meet at the Eastfield Inn, in Henleaze Road, at 7.30pm.
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Marc Reed, a spokesman for the group, said: "The lack of a secondary school in the BS9 area has been a huge concern for local parents for many years.
"One only has to see how over-subscribed Redland Green School is to realise there is a very real demand in the area."
Parents are concerned that with thousands of new jobs being created at the new Southmead Hospital, there will be a huge influx of families into the area seeking secondary school places.
The group is keen to recruit volunteers to help with the submission of a free school application to the Department for Education.
Parent David Antonio Smith, left, of Henleaze, said: "Our mission is to open a free school in BS9 where our children and local children can go to a community senior school without having to travel outside of the city."