£3.2m free school bid for former Nelson Street fire station site in Bradford (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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£3.2m free school bid for former Nelson Street fire station site in Bradford
Plans have been revealed to turn Bradford’s derelict Nelson Street fire station into a new £3.2 million free school for up to 800 pupils.
The 40-year-old building will be demolished to make way for a facility for the city’s Rainbow Free School, which hopes to leave its current base at the Coral College site on Manningham Lane in time for the next school year.
Councillor Ralph Berry , Bradford Council’s executive member responsible for education, said he was aware of the plans and that there was no “longer-term future” in the school’s existing building.
A neighbouring free school on the same site, The Kings Science Academy, is also due to move to a £9 million building on Northside Road, Lidget Green , next spring.
Coun Berry said: “The building they’re currently in is plagued with problems and is not good enough for children in Bradford.”