Two new schools to be built for the Fareham and Horndean area
Two new primary schools will be built in Fareham and Horndean, Hampshire County Council has said.
The news, which will see more school places created in the area, comes as £12m worth of funding has been secured.
The council has announced six new schools across Hampshire altogether, including Fareham’s Welborne Primary and Hazelton Farm Primary in Horndean.
Hampshire County Council will spend £4.8 million on Hazelton Farm in Horndean, and £7.8m on Welborne Primary.
In a statement, councillor Keith Mans, who oversees children’s services at the council, said: “We have been experiencing pressure on primary school places for some time now, and I’m pleased to say we’re still ahead of the game - meeting the increasing demand through careful planning and budgeting.
“We are determined that families in Hampshire have access to a good local school that offers a rich and varied learning experience.’
The timescale for building each school will depend on the timing of local housing developments being built in and around the area.
Both schools are due to open to pupils’ in September 2021. They will partly be funded by developers.