The North Solihull Primary School Programme
Regenerating North Solihull is not just about building new houses. It is helping to fund brand new primary schools across Smith's Wood, Kingshurst & Fordbridge and Chelmsley Wood.
Significant progress continues to be made with the transformation of the primary schools in North Solihull where the plan is to replace 15 Junior and Infant schools with 10 newly built or remodelled primary schools which will include 'fully integrated' extended services for children and young families across the community. The North Solihull Partnership is overseeing the delivery of this programme alongside and on behalf of Solihull Council. As such the challenge of improving the education of children across the community is at the heart of one of the most significant and innovative regeneration projects in England.
The North Solihull Partnership has delivered three brand new schools so far: Kingshurst, Smith's Wood Primary & St Anne's Catholic Primary. Construction of the fourth, Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School, began on 9th July 2012.
Equally the wider regeneration of the North Solihull area in relation to education and children's services is also making a difference. The Council's Building Schools for the Future Programme, which was part of the Government's first wave of funding for secondary schools is now complete including the rebuilding of Oaklands Special School, John Henry Newman Catholic College, Smiths Wood Sports College and Park Hall Academy.
Together with a special school built (Forest Oak and Merstone) with BSF Pathfinder funding and the earlier construction of a brand new Academy (GraceAcademy) the whole of the secondary estate has been rebuilt and/or transformed and the BSF schemes alone represent a further £100m investment in the area.
Here's where you'll find out everything you need to know about how schools are being affected by regeneration. Click on a school to find out more.
- Kingshurst Primary School
- Smiths Wood Community Primary School
- St Anne's Catholic Primary School
- Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School
- Fordbridge Community Primary School
- Coleshill Heath Primary School
- Windy Arbor Primary School
- Yorkswood Primary School
- St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
- St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School