PEOPLE have until May 5 to make representations on proposals for a new Church of England primary school for the city.
The school is proposed to replace Victoria Infants and St Thomas of Canterbury Bluecoat Church of England Juniors on Cheyney Road and Walpole Street.
Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Diocesan Board of Education say pupils attending the present schools will be offered places at the new primary school which is proposed to open on September 1.
Parents who prefer their children to attend other schools can seek admission where places are available.
The primary school would initially use the current infant and junior school sites and would continue to have a nursery. The children's centre would also remain.
There would be places for 420 boys and girls aged three to 11 and the school would continue to promote a caring approach to teaching, encouraging good behaviour and developing a sense of right and wrong, a notice states.
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children would be fostered in a Christian environment and the appreciation and respect of other faiths, beliefs and practices would be encouraged.
Priority may be given to children whose parents are worshipping members of the Church of England.
The council and the diocese point out there is a proposal that if the new school is agreed, a new build would take place to locate it on one site, subject to the availability of funding.
Any representations should be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council's head of legal and democratic services at HQ, 58 Nicholas Street. The closing date is Thursday, May 5.