Thank you for visiting our website. This page provides information about the Free School applications that Arthur Mellows Village College (AMVC) and ourselves, Fulbridge Academy, are submitting to the Department for Education to build two new schools at Paston Reserve; one primary school and one secondary school. These schools are being planned to be built to meet the need for new school places for students from the Paston Reserve development that is currently being built. The schools will also provide for the predicted shortage of school places across Peterborough in the future. Both schools will be members of The Four Cs Academy Trust which is a Multi Academy Trust formed by AMVC (secondary) in partnership with the Fulbridge Academy (primary).
The primary school, called Manor Drive Primary Academy is due to open in 2021 with a 30 place nursery and 2 reception classes (60 children). It will adopt the ethos, vision and curriculum of Fulbridge Academy.
We are waiting for the next wave of Free School bids to be announced. At the point it is announced The Four Cs MAT will apply to the DfE to run the secondary school. If successful the secondary school will be called Manor Drive Secondary Academy and will open with Year 7 only. Initially it will have 5 forms of entry, rising to 8 forms of entry in subsequent years. It will have a Sixth Form centre.
We are still at an early stage in our design and planning but we will update this webpage with additional information as it becomes available. Please find below links to relevant policies and documentation.
Due to local and national delays, out of our control, some of the dates in the documents below are not accurate.