19 February 2021 (by hjames)
Durham County Council Cabinet backs plans for a 34 million-pound new build and joint campus.
I am delighted to inform you that Durham County Council Cabinet has just backed plans for a brand new, multi-million-pound, state of the art joint campus for Belmont C of E Primary School and Belmont Community School. The final decision is to be made next week by the full council. Once agreed, the new buildings and joint campus project is provisionally due to commence in 2022.
We are extremely grateful to our local councillors and the council for this fantastic opportunity. The new build will give everyone in the Belmont community a much-needed boost in these difficult times. It is great to have something exciting and positive to look forward to.
As a faith school, plans for the primary school element of the project are being jointly developed by the council and the Diocesan Boards of Education for the Church of England Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle.
The new campus will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to bring together our nursery and primary children in one state-of-the-art building. This will have a transformational impact on the lives of our young people and the community. We are very much looking forward to the future and for the wonderful prospects this will provide for our Belmont family and community.