Discovery Trust is delighted to announce that an application to establish a new primary Free School in the Kibworth locality has moved to an ‘in principle’ stage with the Department for Education new school programme.
This means that the Government has agreed that there is a strong case for a new primary school in the area and whilst the final decision and approval is yet to be agreed, this is an important step to adding the much needed primary school places for local children living in the Kibworth’s and surrounding area. Discovery’s application for a new primary school in the south Leicestershire area is fully supported by Leicestershire County Council.
It is proposed the primary school will be named “Cibbaeus” derived from “Cybba”, thought to be a legendary ancient Celtic King, after whom ‘Kibworth’ is named and featured in the 2010 BBC documentary, “The Story of England”.
From its initial inception, it is our founding belief that the new school should be rooted in the community and be reflective of the Kibworth’s unique history and character’. ‘If the new school is approved, we will work with all stakeholders and listen to their views to ensure we create a high-quality community school that the locality deserves’.
Discovery successfully opened Fossebrook Primary School in Leicester Forest East in 2015 which Ofsted judged to be a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ features. This experience of opening a new school will help to ensure that this new school in Kibworth is opened successfully and the community will be the heart of decision making.’
We are extremely excited that we have been given the opportunity to provide a new school for Kibworth and will look forward to working with the community and other stakeholders. Follow our progres on our website.