New primary school for Stonehouse’s Great Oldbury development

Robert Hitchins new Primary school in Stonehouse

A new primary school is set to open its doors to students in September 2021 at Great Oldbury in Stonehouse, on land owned by Gloucestershire-based developer Robert Hitchins as part of the wider consortium site.

Part of the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Trust (GLA), Great Oldbury Primary Academy will open its doors initially to early years and foundation stage and Year 1 pupils with additional spaces in the school-run nursery and preschool named Great Oldbury Little Learners. The school aims to eventually have a capacity of 420 students from ages 2-11.

The new school will form part of Redrow’s Great Oldbury site which opened in 2018 and will comprise 233 homes once completed. The new school will also be joined by a health centre, local shop and a sports facility.

Claire Savory, Director of Academies at the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance said: “It has been a really exciting time as work has begun on the brand-new Great Oldbury Primary Academy.”

Located minutes from the M5, the development marks a major expansion for Stonehouse.