New school announced for Branston Locks

The Department for Education today announced that Branston Locks Primary School (working title) has been approved to open in Burton on Trent. The new school, which is being set up by John Taylor Multi Academy Trust, is planned to open in September 2021. It will be situated in the catchment area of John Taylor Free School.

Gareth Moss, Chair of John Taylor MAT said:

“This is a great opportunity for John Taylor to provide high quality education for more children and families in the new housing development at Tatenhill and beyond.  Situated only a relatively short distance away from several of our Trust’s established primary schools, and within walking distance to John Taylor Free School, we envisage close collaboration and exciting partnership opportunities that will add value to all our schools.”

Mike Donoghue, Chief Executive Officer of John Taylor MAT said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded sponsorship of the new primary school.  It is a validation of the Trust’s reputation to deliver great learning and care for hundreds of children in our primary schools, and we look forward with great enthusiasm and a keen sense of responsibility, to making this new provision truly exceptional.”

Luke Tryl, Director of New Schools Network, said:

“The application process to set up a free school is extremely rigorous, so it is a testament to John Taylor MAT’s hard work that they have been approved to open.

“Today’s announcement is great news for families across the country. These approvals mean that some of the areas most desperately in need of greater educational opportunity will soon have innovative and successful new schools opening their doors to these communities. We congratulate all approved schools and look forward to helping them through the pre-opening process.” 

Those wishing to find out more can do this at https://jtmat.co.uk/wave-13-primary-school-bid/