PROPOSED STEINER ACADEMY FROME – LAUNCHES A FURTHER CONSULTATION
By Fromereporter | Friday, March 30, 2012, 10:49
Prospective parents, pupils and other members of the community in Frome are being re-invited to share their views on proposals to open a new school for 4 to 16 year olds in the town. The new consultation is being held to reflect the fact that the proposed Academy's temporary location will now be four miles east of Frome. The consultation launched on Thursday 29 March and concludes on Thursday 3 May 2012.
Steiner School for Frome
The local community will have a number of ways to get involved in the consultation; – via the website, where they can complete an online questionnaire available at www.proposedSAF.org.uk and via a leaflet which is being distributed through local libraries, places of worship and community groups.
The all-through school, to be known as Steiner Academy Frome, will be based on Steiner principles, which emphasise the long-term value of developing strong imaginative, social and interpersonal and language skills in Reception and Year 1 before the introduction of formal learning. In common with many countries in the world the introduction of formal literacy and numeracy will take place in Year 2.
If granted approval by the Secretary of State for Education, the Academy will open in temporary accommodation in 2012 for children in Reception through to Year 4. The Academy will have a maximum
of 26 pupils in each year group. It will grow year on year to become an all-through Academy for pupils aged up to 16.
The revised proposal is to open in the Corsley Centre, Corsley, (the site of a former primary school), for the first 12-18 months, moving to the proposed permanent location of the Academy at the Park Road Hospital site in Frome town centre.
Says Lead Proposer Guy Marson: 'We recognise that this is new information and we are keen to hear the views of the local community on the proposed temporary accommodation, which itself was a former primary school.'
There will be opportunities for community members to meet the team at two drop-in meetings, on Tuesday 17 April, 1pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at the Corsley Centre in Corsley and on Friday 20 April, 2pm-7pm at Frome Library.
The Academy will be based on Steiner principles, which emphasise the long-term value of developing strong imaginative, social and interpersonal and language skills in Reception and Year 1 before the introduction of formal learning. In common with many countries in the world the introduction of formal literacy and numeracy will take place in Year 2.
The proposed temporary location for the Academy is the Corsley Centre, Corsley BA12 7QF.
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