Site work underway for new County School

Work starting at the Pupil Referral Unit in Wisbech
Work starting at the Pupil Referral Unit in Wisbech
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WORK has started to clear the site ready for building of the County School to begin.

The school, which was formerly called the Pupil Referral Unit and was based in Station Road, March, will cost around £2.5million to build and will provide places for 35 young people.

The building, on a site adjoining Somers Court off Coalwharf Road in Wisbech, is due to be completed by next summer ready to open its doors to students from the start of the new school year in September.

The County School caters for children no longer in mainstream schools for a variety of reasons including emotional and behavioural problems.

There were real concerns about the appropriateness of the site when it was announced it had been chosen because of its proximity to Somers Court and also Octavia View which caters for homeless people.

However, the site was already owned by Cambridgeshire County Council making it the easiest option for the school which willl cater for children from across Fenland.

The £2.5million has come as part of the Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF) and was kept safe by the Partnerships for Schools (PFS) when the national BSF programme ended in July last year.