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Community school plan is approved

Plans for a new community primary school in Swindon have been approved by the schools adjudicator.

Adjudicators considered proposals from the borough council and from the Al-Habib Educational and Cultural Centre in Swindon, Wiltshire.

They looked at both set of plans but decided the council's experience made it the "stronger bidder".

However they were impressed by the Al-Habib plans which would have seen Muslims integrated with other faiths.

The school which will serve the local community is due to open in September.

The adjudicators also noted the "strong support" from parents and residents for a school serving their locality.

Schools adjudicators are independent of the government and decide on school organisation issues, disputes on land transfer and assets and admission arrangements which cannot be resolved locally.

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