Newquay Tretherras Academy are proposing to sell a plot of their site to Tesco and a 60,000 sq ft supermarket could be built on the site.
In a press release from the school, Tesco Corporate Affairs Manager, Emma Heesom, said: “We are still in discussion with Newquay Tretherras, and are excited about how this potential agreement could give the school the opportunity to make significant improvements to their learning environment.”
The site includes the lower junior school, the Hexagon Theatre and Happy Days Nursery. There is a local campaign against the proposal http://raidcampaign.org/
This is an example of the impact that a school becoming an Academy can have, with land and buildings sold off to developers, and school development dependent on the good will of multinational businesses.
News item from December 2011 http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/School-defends-plan-sell-land-supermarket/story-14133756-detail/story.html