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St Helier School Site Recommendations In September

The old Jersey Gas site has been safeguarded as a site for a new primary school.

Long-awaited recommendations for where new primary schools should be built or extended in St Helier will be presented to the next government in September 2022.

A review of the St Helier school estate has been ongoing since March last year.

There has been frustration at the wait for the review's publication. The Chief Minister said it would be released in June 2021.

It's set to include a recommendation on the future of the old police station next to Rouge Bouillon school.

The school wants it to extend onto the site, but Home Affairs want it for a new fire and ambulance HQ named after late Constable Len Norman.

The States Assembly voted in July 2021 to give the site to the school, 'unless a specific alternative is identified.'

A government spokesperson says 'an assessment of the high-level requirements' for building new town primary schools has been done - and a full review of available sites is now underway.

"Following the adoption of the Bridging Island Plan, officers from across government are working to review the existing school sites and other suitable sites for new town primary schools.

This work is part of a wider Masterplan to address the competing needs for sites in St Helier. Recommendations for the location of town primary schools will be presented to the new Government in September."

The old Jersey Gas site has been safeguarded for a new primary school following a successful amendment to the Bridging Island Plan.

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