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Romford’s first free school forced to change site weeks before opening

PUBLISHED: 10:12 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:12 12 August 2014

The former Old Church Hospital site will not be ready for up to two years

The former Old Church Hospital site will not be ready for up to two years

Archant

Romford’s first free school has been forced to secure a new temporary site less than two months before the start of its first term.

Oasis Academy said it had found a new site after plans to open in the grounds of the YMCA, in Rush Green Road, Romford, fell through.

A spokesman for the primary school, which is run by Oasis Community Learning, said: “We can confirm that we are very pleased that a temporary site, just 1.5 miles from where the Academy’s permanent site will be, has been secured and we believe it will provide the facilities we need to offer outstanding education to our students.

“While we had initially explored hosting a temporary base for the academy on the land next to the YMCA site, it was eventually decided that a different scenario would work better for both parties.

“We are currently in the process of confirming time frames for the completion of the necessary works, to ensure that it is ready for opening next month.”

The free school will be based on a temporary site for up to two years, while permanent buildings are constructed on the former site of Oldchurch Hospital, in Waterloo Gardens.

Is your child due to start Oasis Academy in September? Let me know what you think - emma.lake@archant.co.uk 02084773903

Related links:

Former Oldchurch Hospital site announced as location for Havering’s first free school, Oasis Academy Romford

Havering’s first free school given go ahead

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