Any news about school closures will be posted here.
Hope you have all had a good summer and are as excited as we are for school to be starting on Monday. After a long wait information will start to flow in over the weekend so if we are able to we will keep you updated on Facebook.
If you are expecting transport to the new site and haven’t heard anything yet then please contact the local authority to check you have been provisioned a route.
Have a lovely weekend,
See you Monday!
Future development at the Bath & West Showground is guided by an approved Planning Framework that has six zones. The new Mendip School is proposed to be developed in part of an area currently zoned for rural and countryside uses. On 15th April Mendip Council’s Planning Board decided not to approve a change to the Framework that would have also supported the principle of education and community activities in the zone.
The primary reason for the Board’s decision focused on concern that the approval of a change to the Framework (which will be a material consideration when it comes to the planning application for the School) would prejudice their future consideration of the School application.
This decision in no way impacts on the school application which remains a live planning application.
In planning terms, the case for the Mendip School remains strong and we are working closely with the Showground and the site’s developers to achieve a positive outcome as soon as possible.
The Mendip School, a new special school for children aged 4-19, is delighted to announce that their preferred site at the Bath and West Showground, on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet, has been agreed with the developers.