Section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to dispose of school playing field land

 Application Site: Parcel of land southwest of Wirral Grammar School for Boys, off Peter Price’s Lane,

 Bebington, CH63 2PG – view plans below.

On Friday 8th December 2023, we have launched a 6-week consultation regarding the proposed disposal of a parcel of land adjacent to the main school playing fields and southwest of the school, off Peter Price’s Lane.

The land is no longer suitable as school playing fields. For over ten years the school has been unable to use the field in question for more than a few months of the school year because of the marginal quality of the land due to poor drainage and ongoing maintenance issues. This has resulted in many games lessons or sporting fixtures having to be moved off-site or cancelled. This is damaging to the health and wellbeing of our students and given the state of the pitches we are unable to offer them for community sports use either.

Instead, the school would like to raise capital to provide improved sporting facilities that can be used by students and the whole community throughout the year.

We wish to provide artificial grass pitches (AGPs), an enhanced Sports Hall, athletics facilities, artificial cricket wickets and cricket nets on the school site to provide students and the local community access to rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, football, basketball, athletic and cricket opportunities. Other sports and leisure activities could also be offered.

Any comments can be made via the online form: Comments Form or by post to: Headteacher’s PA, Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Cross Lane, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3AQ  by the consultation closing date of 10am Monday 22nd January 2024.

Section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998

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