Councillors have launched a campaign for a new primary school for city centre families.
255 babies were born to city centre parents in 2014, a huge increase on recent years. More and more parents are choosing to stay in the city centre after having children, but currently have very limited choices when it comes to education and many are forced to move elsewhere.
New Islington Free School in Ancoats opened in September 2013 as a one form entry school, with 30 children in each intake. The school includes the city centre in its catchment area but is already hugely oversubscribed. The school is set to expand into a new building and take in an additional 30 children each year in September 2016 - supported by Manchester City Council - but this will not meet growing demand in the city centre and surrounding area.
We want to see a new school built which caters to city centre families and meets future demand.
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