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Plea from school governors in Quadring to stop 'gross injustice' of contributions from new housing developments being allocated to Donington




School governors in Quadring want the parish council's help to keep cash from housing developments in the village.

Claims of a "gross injustice" that developers' contributions arising from new homes in Quadring are set to be spent on Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School were made at a parish council meeting last Monday.

A letter from the board of governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School was read out during the meeting which said that "a non-expansion programme is unacceptable" for a school that was rated in the top three per cent of primary schools in England, based on Key Stage 2 results last year.

Governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School want developers' cash to stay in the village. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG:030519-040TW
Governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School want developers' cash to stay in the village. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG:030519-040TW

The letter said: "All developers that have outline plans in Quadring have been informed that the school share of their contributions will be given to Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School.

"To ignore Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School is a gross injustice and to consign a school that in 2018 was in the top three per cent of schools in England to a non-expansion programme is unacceptable.

"Surely any councillor who believes in fairness will have the vision to see how expanding Quadring village school will promote a sense of belonging in the young by not consigning the village to a dormitory."

Governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School want developers' cash to stay in the village. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-030519-041TW
Governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School want developers' cash to stay in the village. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-030519-041TW

School governors in Quadring fear they will miss out on any developers' contributions asked for from a possible 60 new homes planned for the Crossroads Nurseries site in Main Road and another 34 new homes in St Margarets.

Coun Wendy Hawkes said: "Historically, Quadring was a small village and there was never really a problem for children to go to the village school.

"But the village is expanding so we do need to make as much noise as we can or Quadring will be sidelined."

Governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School want developers' cash to stay in the village. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG:030519-040TW
Governors at Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School want developers' cash to stay in the village. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG:030519-040TW


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