PLANS for a proposed move of Tarporley Primary to the village’s high school site have gone on display.
Parents, pupils, and villagers were invited to the high school to see the plans. Education officials say the existing site is not big enough and want to build a £5m state-of-the-art primary on the old Brook Farm School site.
Tarporley High headteacher Sarah Lee said at the consultation: “This is all about finding out about parents’ and residents’ concerns and ideas about the move.
“If we find out what people are worried about then we can address the concerns. It would be terrible if just a few small concerns hinder the entire project.”
David Ayres, Cheshire County Council project manager for Transforming Learning Communities, said: “The main issues raised seem to surrounding access to the school on Nantwich Road and the housing that will be built on the old school site and the Brook Farm School site.
“We are giving as much information as possible and we want to hear people’s concerns.”
A Tarporley resident at the open day said: “We want to make sure this new school will be significantly bigger and we are also concerned about the impact the housing will have on the village.”
Another resident added: “I just think it would be such a shame to move the school from the heart of the village. I wonder if it is moved, will the children from the top end of the village still walk to the school, or will their parents just take them in the cars?”
County councillor Andrew Needham said: “I have spoken to many parents from the primary school and they are very concerned about this walking bus idea.”
The plans will continue to be on display in the community library at the school until November 7.