New Free School given go-ahead in Corby

A new primary Free School has been approved for the Lodge Park Academy site in Corby, Northamptonshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new Free School for Corby in Northamptonshire has moved a step closer.

The Department for Education has approved proposals for a new 420-place primary school on the site of Lodge Park Academy in Shetland Road.

The Free School was proposed by the David Ross Education Trust which already runs the existing secondary school.

The Trust says it will provide pupils with the opportunity of a seamless transition to secondary school.