Proposed new primary school at Stanton Cross, Wellingborough

Under section 6A of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (the 'free school presumption') where a local authority identifies the need to establish a new school it must, in the first instance, seek proposals to establish an academy.

North Northamptonshire Council has identified the need to establish a new primary school with Early Years facilities on Stanton Cross in Wellingborough, to open in September 2022.

Reason a new school is required

A Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) is underway to the east of Wellingborough, on a development known as Stanton Cross. Once complete there will be in excess of 3,650 homes. As part of the new infrastructure requirements to meet the needs of the new developments and in accordance with the relevant Section 106 (S106) agreement, a two form entry (2FE) primary school with a children's centre and related facilities is to be built to serve the local community. The school is scheduled to open in September 2022.

This is the first of two primary schools built to serve the Stanton Cross Development. A further primary school is to be provided as in line with the S106 agreement. This primary school is to be procured and delivered in the later stages of the SUE.

The school will have a capacity of 420 pupils, once fully open, the school build will be funded through S106 contributions. The school will open in a phased manner, allowing it to grow to accommodate new pupils as the housing comes on line. A review of the current build out rate indicates that circa 708 houses will be completed by 2022. The expected pupil yield from 708 houses is approximately 212 pupils.

View the specification document for further information


Completed application forms must be returned to:

Chris Wickens

Head of School Place Planning and School Admissions  

Postal address:

Chris Wickens
North Northamptonshire Council
One Angel Square
Angel Street

If you would like further information or wish to discuss your application, please contact Chris, via email in the first instance.