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Scunthorpe Lakeside housing site school plan unveiled

Design of the new school
Image caption The school will be within walking distance of the development's 1,000 homes

Plans for a new multimillion-pound primary school in North Lincolnshire have been revealed.

The school is to open on Scunthorpe's new Lakeside housing development by September 2012.

North Lincolnshire Council is working with the Diocese of Lincoln to create the school, which will cater for up to 210 children aged from four to 11.

A temporary governing body has been set up and is due to hold its first meeting on Thursday.

It will oversee interim arrangements, including the approval of the school's policies, finance and the recruitment of staff.

'Tremendous opportunity'

The council said funding for the school, which will be named St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School, was coming from its capital budget.

A spokesman said: "Generous teaching areas are included and the school will have a generous supply of green energy from a state-of-the-art woodchip boiler."

Councillor Tony Gosling, cabinet member for children's services, said: "Despite all the cuts taking place at the moment, we've secured funds for this vital project from the council's budget.

"Building a brand new school is a tremendous opportunity and it will help create a sense of community from the heart of the Lakeside development."

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