Use of the School Building Prior to Opening
The Trust has been approached by WBC to use the first floor to house their Education Team on a temporary basis during the setting up of the school. Technically this means a change of use for which they have to submit a planning application in the usual form. The formal application is misleading in indicating a much longer time frame than will take effect in practice. Safeguards have been put in place to ensure that they will leave as soon as the Trust needs the space for the school as it grows.
Separate access controls have been arranged and door controls have been agreed to ensure that WBC staff cannot mix with the school. However, it is the Education Team with whom we work closely and there will be benefits for the school community as we will have easy access to many specialists plus financial contributions to support the budget.