As well as Education Spokesman for the Conservatives, I am a Governor at the school and part of the project team so have a vested interest in the success of the rebuild.
The three sites are Orchard Hill, Stanley Road allotments and the existing site. There are pros and cons with each site. These need to be taken into consideration before picking a site to follow up.
The Government have given us £23m for a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild the school. Stanley Park High School has had a rotten reputation for the last couple of decades but David Taylor, the current head has brought the school on leaps and bounds with a vastly improved ethos and better results to match. There is still a long way to go and this relaunch will be a massive boost to teachers, pupils and parents alike.
Rather than writing an essay, I’ll try to come back and add my thoughts about the three sites over the next few days.