Major Schools Investment in Micklegate

More of York’s children will get places at some of the county’s top performing schools thanks to new education investments.

After consultation with parents across the city, the Conservative-led York Council has approved plans to create 15 places per year at Scarcroft Primary School, while there will also be major investment in playing provision at Millthorpe Secondary School.

Cllr. Stuart Rawlings, Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People said: “Ensuring that there are enough school places for the city’s pupils is a challenge that all authorities face and which this proposal aims to meet. Rapid growth in pupil numbers in the catchment of a listed Victorian building has led to a rigorous consultation process with high levels of resident involvement in order to reach this proposal."

“We firmly believe that schools are more than just a place for teaching and learning,” he said. “They are a heart of a community and investments which improve young people’s personal skills and make facilities available to those communities are a winwin for us all.”

Excellent standards at York’s schools make it the top performing authority in Yorkshire, producing one of the highest skilled work forces in the North of England.