Homes plan for former Willenhall schools

Two former school sites in Willenhall are poised to be sold and could be transformed into housing developments, new plans reveal.

Lakeside Junior School and Clothier Street Junior Schools have been demolished and the sites are to be sold by Walsall Council to fund other education projects.

It has now emerged that an undisclosed proposed buyer has been lined up and wants to submit a bid to the Homes and Communities Agency for grant funding to build affordable homes.

Officers say it would help address the known need for housing in the borough.

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SCHOOL CLOSURES – WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH.

Due to strike action by the NUT on Wednesday 26 March a number of schools will be closed or partially closed.

Below is a list of schools who have, so far, notified us they will be shut to all pupils or some year groups only.We are still waiting for full details of the partial closures so you will need to check with the school for further information.

Here is the list of affected schools as it currently stands. Please share with others.

• Abbey Primary School (Partially Open)
• Alumwell Infant School (Closed)
• Barcroft Primary School (Partially Open)
• Beacon Primary School (Closed)
• Blackwood School (Partially Open)
• Blue Coat Church of England Aided Junior School (Closed)
• Blue Coat Church of England Aided Infant School (Partially Open)
• Brownhills West Primary School (Partially Open)
• Caldmore Community Primary School (Closed)
• Elmore Green Primary School (Partially Open)
• Elmwood School (Closed)
• Leamore Primary School (Closed)
• Leighswood School (Partially Open)
• Millfield Primary School (Partially Open)
• Lindens Primary School (Closed)
• Little Bloxwich CofE VC Primary School (Closed)
• Old Church Church of England C Primary School (Closed)
• Palfrey Junior School (Partially Open)
• Pelsall Village School (Partially Open)
• Pool Hayes Primary School (Partially Open)
• Pool Hayes Arts and Community School (Partially Open)
• Rosedale Church of England C Infant School (Closed)
• Rushall Primary School (Partially Open)
• Short Heath Junior School (Closed)
• St John’s Church of England Primary School (Partially Open)
• St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School (Partially Open)
• Whetstone Field Primary School (Partially Open)
• Woodlands Academy of Learning (Closed)

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