4th March 2014
Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, has welcomed Cumbria County Council’s allocation of £250,000 for a feasibility study into the proposed three-school campus in Whitehaven.
The study will assess the suitability for St Benedict’s Roman Catholic High School, Mayfield School and Whitehaven Academy to be situated on a single £35m campus in the town. Negotiations are currently ongoing with nuclear partners, to provide additional funding to that promised by the County Council.
Jamie Reed said:
“I have been pushing for this development for years. We can, without doubt, create the best school campus in the county, and this is the key to unlocking the fantastic opportunities available to Whitehaven.
“Ian Smith, the St Benedict’s headteacher, has done a superb job of coordinating the steering group, and all partners in the project are showing the necessary commitment to ensuring that this plan is a success.
“We now need to build on the momentum that we have established, and ensure that there is a spade in the ground during this calendar year. Failure is not an option.”