£4.275m Daventry primary school will open this year, developers announce

Building work is underway on the Waterside development at Monksmoor Park.
Building work is underway on the Waterside development at Monksmoor Park.

A new primary school in Daventry - which has been set back by two years - will this year create 315 places for pupils upon completion in September.

Set in The Monksmoor estate, the new school will this September open its doors to 315 pupils aged 4-11 - with a 30-place nursery on site.

Upon completion the estate will eventually have 1,000 homes, a small local centre with a community building, retail units and office space, new children’s play areas, a range of public open spaces and an extension to Daventry Country Park and reservoir.

Back in 2015 Daventry District Council said the opening date for the primary school would be delayed because of "development programme and consequent site availability."

Andrew Dobson managing director at Crest Nicholson strategic projects division said: “We’re looking forward to unveiling the new primary school onsite at Monksmoor Park this year, which will provide much-needed additional school places for the Daventry area."

The Monksmoor estate is being built in five separate phases and one of the phases is the primary school build.

He added: "The extension of Daventry Country Park will also benefit residents at Monksmoor Park and the rest of the town alike, opening up this area of outstanding natural beauty for the new community of Monksmoor to enjoy.”

Developer Crest Nicholson has also provided an extension to Daventry County Park, with canalside landscaping ahead of the warmer months.

As part of this work, the developer has also revealed it will open up a significant amount of pedestrian and cycle paths linking the development and country park, for the benefit of residents at the development and the wider community.

David Hnyda sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson Chiltern said: “We’re pleased to be seeing a thriving community develop at Monksmoor Park.

"The development is proving popular with a range of buyers due to the varied blend of homes on offer – from those looking to get their feet onto the property ladder, to larger detached houses that are perfect for families looking for extra space. We look forward to seeing the community flourish at this development throughout 2018.”