Discovery Trust are delighted to have been selected to run a new £9.3m ‘net zero’ primary school being built in the heart of south Leicestershire.

We will run the 210-pupil Wellington Place Primary School, which is currently under construction off Airfield Road on the William Davis’ Airfield Farm housing estate, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

 The eco-friendly school will include teaching spaces for pupils with special educational needs, a multi-use play area, nature areas and parking and drop-off spaces. Bat and bird boxes will be installed to encourage wildlife. Wellington Place will serve the new development, providing a much-needed community hub and central community space for a brand-new community. The school will open with a morning and afterschool wraparound care facility, which will grow with the school. We aim to host holiday clubs in the main school holidays for children of Market Harborough.

The Local Authority wishes to open the new schools’ doors in a phased approach beginning in September 2024, in time for the new academic year.

To find out more, we are hosting open events, to give you the opportunity to ask questions and share your views. These events will take place at another of the Trust Primary Schools: Farndon Fields Community Primary School, Argyle Park (LE16 7JP) on:

Open Day Dates:

Wednesday 22nd November 18.30-20.00

Saturday 16th December 9:30-11am


Farndon Fields Primary School

Argyle Park

Market Harborough LE16 9JH

We are currently in the process of conducting a formal consultation period for the opening of Wellington Place School. This consultation period will be held from the 6th of November to the 15th of December 2023. To complete the necessary form, you can either click on the following link:

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