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Les Quennevais school should move to Airport fields - public vote

Les Quennevais school should move to Airport fields - public vote

Tuesday 08 December 2015

Les Quennevais school should move to Airport fields - public vote

Tuesday 08 December 2015

The new £40 million Les Quennevais School is likely to be built on fields near the Airport.

Islanders overwhelmingly voted for the secondary to move to a site in the green zone, in fields off Rue Carrée in St Brelade.

More than two thirds of the 1,353 Islanders who replied to the public consultation said this was their preferred site rather than the South-east corner of Les Quennevais sports field or on the site of the St Brelade football pitch.

More than a third want to make sure the new school won't affect existing sports facilities. 

ESC Minister Deputy Rod Bryans said: “Each of the three options is viable and meets the criteria for a new school in terms of site size, location and proximity to students. However, before making a final choice or proceeding with a planning application, we needed a public consultation to explain how the sites were selected and gauge the strength of public views about the options.

“I am pleased that so many people took part. Very few sites in Jersey are actually suitable for a modern secondary school and each option has its challenges. The feedback has been valuable, with some points raised that we hadn’t fully considered so Jersey Property Holdings are now looking into these.” 

There are now about 800 students studying in cramped facilities at Les Quennevais School that was built in the sixties for just 450. It's less than a quarter of the size of the Le Rocquier site and about a third of the size of Hautlieu and Grainville.


If the Education Minister decides this site off Rue Carrée is the best spot for the school Jersey Property Holdings will start work on a planning application and the design of the building which will be submitted early next year.

You can see the consultation report here.

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Posted by Havelock Jones on
This current government will not be happy until the island is completely built over and the population is 500,000 I'm off - anyone want to buy a house?
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