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Newark & Sherwood Plan Review - Publication Amended Core Strategy

Infrastructure - Education

6.19     Under the Building Schools for the Future programme, there will be major new investment in improving the educational base serving local people. Under a £120m redevelopment programme, the Grove School and the Orchard School are set to be rebuilt, and the Magnus Church of England School part rebuilt and part refurbished. This investment in schools is mirrored in the ongoing upgrading of Newark College, where a £½m new centre called 'Newark Sixth' will provide A Levels from September 2010. Significant investment is currently underway in Newark’s education system, Newark Academy (secondary school in Balderton) has been rebuilt, the government have committed funding to the rebuilding of the Orchard School (for pupils with Special Educational Needs) and the Education Funding Agency has announced the development of a Free School at Fernwood, known as the Suthers School, which will meet the need for additional secondary education places, as identified in the IDP.

6.20     The IDP identifies that the level of growth within the Newark Urban Area will put pressure on school provision, in particular secondary education to an extent that a new secondary school will be required in the area during the plan period. The location of this facility will be identified within the Allocations & Development Management DPD and due to its strategic importance this will be funded through the Community Infrastructure Levy.