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Plans for new Evesham school rejected
EVESHAM will not be getting a new school after plans submitted by South Worcestershire College were rejected.
The plans for an Enterprise Studio School, which would have started in September 2013, have failed to get Government backing it was announced today.
Staff were left disappointed to discover they were not included on the list of newly approved Studio Schools in the UK announced today by the Department for Education.
Michael O’Brien, Principal of South Worcestershire College, said: “We are hugely disappointed at today‘s announcement, particularly after such positive and encouraging feedback at the interview
stage in May.
“However, we are strongly committed to providing the young people of Evesham and the surrounding area with the skills and opportunity to build their own successful companies.
“We have been invited to apply again to open in September 2014. There is a second possibility that the Department for Education will also allow Colleges to recruit students directly at 14.
“Therefore we are determined to continue in the coming year with this proposal to provide entrepreneurial and vocational education for the young people in the Vale of Evesham.”