THE consultation process for a new 420-pupil primary academy in Ludgershall is under way.

Throughout November parents and residents in Ludgershall will be able to share their views with the Wellington College Academy Trust about proposals for the academy, which is anticipated to open in September 2019.

The consultation ending on November 30 is part of the application process for the Secretary of State to enter into a funding agreement with the trust.

A drop-in meeting to discuss the planned new academy, which will be located on the former Corunna Barracks site, will be held at the Business Hub in The Wellington Academy on Monday, 13 November from 3pm to 6pm.

The trust’s executive headteacher, Abrilli Phillip, said: “We are really excited about the launch of our second primary academy and this is an important step on our journey to opening in September 2019.

“We are looking forward to communicating our plans and listening to your views in order to provide local pupils with the best education possible.”

The new academy will accommodate both military and service families after the need for 750 primary and secondary school places was identified as part of the Army Basing Programme, which will see thousands of troops relocated to Salisbury Plain from Germany.

There are also plans for a 30-place nursery which is anticipated to open in 2019.

Members of the community can comment on the plans by completing and returning a questionnaire, either online or a paper version, up until 30 November.

The online version can be accessed by visiting and paper copies can be collected from the receptions of Wellington Primary Academy, Oatway Road, Tidworth or The Wellington Secondary Academy.

Feedback will be reviewed, analysed and consolidated into a final report that will be forwarded to the Department for Education and uploaded to the trust’s website.