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Plans unveiled for new County Durham schools

PLANS for three new schools as part of a £400m rebuilding programme will be unveiled by education bosses during the next two weeks.

PLANS for three new schools as part of a £400m rebuilding programme will be unveiled by education bosses during the next two weeks.

Plans and designs for Shotton Hall School in Peterlee, Sedgefield Community College and Easington Community Science College, all in County Durham, will be going on display.

The schools are being rebuilt as part of Durham County Councils £400m Building Schools for the Future programme. The scheme will see all of the countys secondary schools rebuilt or refurbished over the next 10 years.

The plans and artists impressions of the new buildings will be unveiled in each of the three secondary schools and their local libraries.

Residents, particularly parents and carers from the three schools and local primary schools, can view and comment on the proposals before planning applications are submitted.

Coun Claire Vasey, Cabinet Member for Children and Young Peoples Services at Durham County Council, said: These schools will be the first to be built under phase one of the countys BSF programme.

Its incredibly exciting and Im sure parents, carers, pupils and local residents will be keen to find out what their school could look like in the future.

Building Schools for the Future is about much more than just buildings its also about providing educational facilities and opportunities that will transform teaching and learning and give young people in County Durham the best possible chances of success.

An open day is being held at Shotton Hall School today from 3.30pm until 6pm. The plans will also be on display at Peterlee Library every day from Monday until Friday.

An open day is held at Sedgefield Community College on Friday from 6pm until 8pm. The plans can also be seen at Sedgefield Library every day from Monday until Friday.

At Easington Community Science College plans can be seen on Thursday, November 13, from 6pm until 8pm. The can also be seen at Easington Colliery Library from Monday, November 10 until Friday, November 14.

Planning applications will follow over the coming months. Further information about the BSF scheme and the proposals is also available at www.durham.gov.uk/bsf.

 

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