Plans for St Cuthman’s outlined this week

Stedham villagers will get the chance to hear of plans to reopen the former St Cuthman’s School when a presentation is made to a parish meeting on Thursday, November 10.

The meeting will be held in Stedham memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

Greg Martin, executive head of Durand School, which has bought St Cuthman’s School, will outline ground-breaking plans to open it as a unique boarding school for socially-disadvantaged children from South London.

The first children are set to arrive in Stedham in 2014, after the government gave the green light for the UK’s first fully free state-run boarding school earlier this year.

It is thought to be the first time a state primary school has ever bought its own boarding school to educate its children.