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New secondary school for Knowle West?

There is no further news on the rumour that a new secondary school will be built in Knowle West on land at The Park in Daventry Road.

With many secondary schools across the city oversubscribed – Oasis Community Learning is currently in talks to build a new secondary school which could be in the Knowle West area.

It is already planning to build a 900 place school next to the John Williams academy in Hengrove and Bristol’s largest school for a 1,600 pupils in St Philips.

Sam Carrier from The Park told The Knowledge: “Discussions are on going but no contract has been signed. Whatever happens in the future, The Park will remain on the Daventry Road site.”

A spokesperson from Oasis Community Learning said: “We’re in the very early stages of negotiations and unable to provide any detail at this stage.”

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “We are currently working to increase school places in Bristol. Plans and negotiations are ongoing with the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and key stakeholders regarding final locations for schools and school expansions.”

A proposal by Bristol Grammar School to build a new school in Knowle was rejected in 2017 by the Department of Education.