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Whitelands Academy opens in Kingsmere

Whitelands Academy opens in Kingsmere

Whitelands Academy in Kingsmere has opened its doors to the first intake of secondary school students. Marking a major milestone in the development of the new village and meeting Oxfordshire’s educational needs, the new secondary school will initially open for Year 7 students only, before growing year-on-year with an eventual capacity of 600 students through to Year 11. read more…

Simple ways to create a wildlife friendly garden

Simple ways to create a wildlife friendly garden

Did you know? Gardens make up over 30 per cent of green open space in urban areas in England. This means we all have an important role to play in encouraging wildlife into our gardens and creating environments in which they can thrive.

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Kingsmere Community and Youth Centre thrives in its first year

Kingsmere Community and Youth Centre thrives in its first year

The Kingsmere Community and Youth Centre, which officially opened its doors in September 2018, has come a long way over the past year. Since opening, the number of hours used in the centre have more than doubled from 209 in September 2018 to 470 in September 2019. The number of regular hirers also increased from 40 in December 2018 to 77 by the end of November 2019. read more…

Construction is well underway at Whitelands Academy

Construction is well underway at Whitelands Academy

Construction at Whitelands Academy, Bicester’s newest 600-pupil school, continues to progress well. Located within Kingsmere, the 5,210 sqm school will host 26 classrooms, a garden area, a four-court sports hall with changing facilities and external social spaces, which include allotments. Sports enthusiasts will also be well catered for, with sports pitches for rugby, hockey and football, as well as a multi-use games area, being built. read more…

Construction begins on Kingsmere Retail Park

Construction begins on Kingsmere Retail Park

Construction of the new Kingsmere Retail Park, formerly called Bicester Gateway Retail Park, started earlier this month with completion scheduled for late October 2019. It will be located on Oxford road, adjacent to Kingsmere Village. read more…