Poplar FarmIt is with great pleasure we wish to announce that C.I.T. will be opening a brand new mainstream primary school in Grantham.  

This exciting news means that we can now move forward with plans to build the new school to the north west of the town, within the new Newton's Place housing estate. The brand new primary school will open its doors in September 2018.  


School Name 

The new school will be named after the site it is built on – The Poplar Farm Estate. 

Poplar Farm forms part of the Buckminster Estate. Planning permission was granted by South Kesteven District Council to build a total of 1,800 houses on the land off Barrowby Road, over the next decade. As many are family homes, this means hundreds of families and their children will move into the town.

The plans submitted to the county council include the new two-storey primary school with associated hard surfaced play areas, sports fields and parking. 


External drawings – proposed appearance:
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The two form entry primary school will open in September 2018 with a Reception Class intake only, opening to Year 1 pupils in 2019, until opening to all year groups by 2024.  

Internal drawings – proposed ground floor:

Ground Floor Free School

Internal drawings – proposed first floor:

First Floor Plan Free School

Aerial view of the site: 

Free School map

Offer of places 

As previously mentioned we plan to open Poplar Farm School in September 2018. 

We will make the first 60 offers of places to parents and carers from November 2017 via the Local Authority School Admissions process.



POPLAR FARM SCHOOL Reception proposed curriculum  

POPLAR FARM SCHOOL Years 1 and 2 proposed curriculum  

POPLAR FARM SCHOOL Years 3 and 4 proposed curriculum  

POPLAR FARM SCHOOL Years 5 and 6 propose curriculum 

Free School announcement full story 

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 POPLAR FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL - Helmsley Road, Grantham, NG31 8XF. Telephone 01476 515321


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 WOODLANDS ACADEMY - Partney Road, Spilsby, Lincs, PE23 1EJ. Telephone 01790 753902

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