Bidders sought for new Kirklees school; Windmill Lane site is selected.Byline: HAZEL ETTIENNE
BIDDERS interested in setting up a new school in North Kirklees have been sent details of the process.
And several are expected to attend an information seminar later this month.
Charities, businesses, parents, faith groups, individuals and Kirklees Council are being asked to register an interest in running the new school for 11 to 16 year olds which will be built at Windmill windmill, apparatus that harnesses wind power for a variety of uses, e.g., pumping water, grinding corn, driving small sawmills, and driving electrical generators. Windmills were probably not known in Europe before the 12th cent. Lane in Batley.
They will also have the opportunity to get involved in the design of the new school.
The trend for such groups to get involved is growing, with several projects already under way in Lancashire and the north east.
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DTW Development Technology Workshop , appointed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) is a British government department created on 28 June 2007 on the disbanding of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). It is responsible for all issues affecting people up to the age of 19 including education. has invited bids following a controversial decision by the council in July.
Residents in Birkenshaw had been fighting for months for a new high school on the site of the village's middle school.
The council's Cabinet decided against building that school two weeks ago.
And a special panel of councillors, which had been asked to examine the issue, decided not to re-open the matter.
The council's Cabinet ruled on several schools as part of a pounds 200m plan for high schools in north Kirklees.
Most controversially, it decided to set up a co-educational school for 1,350 pupils on the Batley Girls High site at Howden Clough, rather than build a high school on the site of the middle school.
It is proposed the new school will open in September 2013 following the proposed closure of Birkenshaw Middle School in August the same year.
DTW will be running an information seminar on September 14 for anyone interested.
Under the Education and Inspections Act 2006, where a local authority has identified the need for a new school, a competition must be held to choose who will set it up.
Formal bids will have to be submitted by December 21 and a decision on who will set up the school is expected to be made later in the year.
Bidding groups who want to set up a voluntary controlled, foundation or Trust school will be asked to get involved in the design work for the new project.
If a group wants to set up a voluntary aided school A voluntary aided school is a school in England where the governing body, as opposed to the Local Education Authority, employs the staff, and decides the admission arrangements, but the school is funded by the state and can't charge fees. they will have sole responsibility for implementing the proposals, including the design of the school. If capital investment is part of a Building Schools for the Future Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is the name of the UK Government's investment programme in secondary school buildings in England. The program is very ambitious in its costs, timescales and objectives, yet opposition politicians in the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats project, the Local Education Authority will coordinate procurement of goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax. , including building work.
If the bidder is an Academy sponsor they will be solely responsible for implementing the proposals, including design of the school.
Peter Berry from DTW said: "It's a chance to participate in shaping the new generation and building a prosperous future for our children."
Anyone interested in bidding to set up the school and who wants to be invited to the seminar should call Sarah Newton on 01287 610404 or email email@example.com