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Good NewsWe are delighted to announce that Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, has confirmed the Funding Agreement for our Primary School, and building work will shortly begin in earnest. This means we have cleared the final hurdle, and the school is now guaranteed to open in September 2015 on the temporary site with up to 60 pupils in Reception and Yeasr 1 and 2. We will then be moving to the permanent site and expanding to the full range of year groups in September 2016.

The Church of England Diocese of Durham and Cameron Hall Developments are leading on the development of Wynyard Primary School. The Venerable Stuart Bain, Chair of Durham Diocesan Board of Education and Chair of the Wynyard Primary School Trust, said: “We are delighted to have got the green light to open our doors this September and be able to offer children an excellent education. We are now in the process of recruiting a first class team of highly motivated teachers and are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils.”

Wynyard Primary School received the news of its funding approval in a letter from Lord Nash: “I am very pleased to confirm that the Secretary of State has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with Wynyard Church of England Primary School. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the great commitment and energy which you and your colleagues have shown in reaching this point. Free schools form an integral part of the Government’s education policy to improve choice, drive up standards in schools and provide much needed school places. I am therefore delighted that Wynyard Church of England Primary School will bring new opportunities for pupils in Stockton on Tees and help deal with the need for school places. I wish you all the best with the school’s opening in September 2015 and in the future.”

The school’s vision is to deliver outstanding education, with excellent teaching and purposeful learning, underpinned by Christian values and principles. The school will be aspirational and caring, devoted to ensuring local children realise their full potential. The school will be open to pupils of all faiths and none and there are still Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 places available for this September. Parents wishing to apply for a place can apply online on the Admissions page of the school website, by contacting the Local Authority’s Admissions Team, or by emailing the school at . The school will be organising Open Days in April where parents can find out more, and these events will be advertised on the school’s website.

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