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The Steiner Academy Frome Board of Governors has welcomed the decision by Mendip District Planning Committee to grant permission for the creation of a new school on the site of the former medical buildings on Park Road, Frome.
Guy Marson, Chair, commented: ‘We are delighted to receive the go-ahead for a permanent home at Park Road from September 2014. We responded to local residents’ understandable concerns about traffic with initiatives such as staggered school start and finish times and plans for a shuttle-bus. We will continue to work with the community, our parents and our staff to ensure the school provides a rich and educational resource for the people of Frome.’
Currently housed in temporary accommodation in the village of Corsley, the school offers a ‘through to 16’ Steiner education and the new site will include high spec. art and craft workshop facilities, which the school hopes to offer for wider community use.
Principal Trevor Mepham commented: ‘Whilst any new school will have its fair share of teething problems, we have worked hard to settle the school this year, we have met some challenges along the way and we have certainly enjoyed the fruits of our first school-year in Corsley. We have appreciated the welcome from members of the village and our interim home for the school is a busy and beautiful place to be. We have a waiting list for every year group and look forward to getting to know our new intake of Reception Year children in September.’