Yarmouth School Site Sale

The former Yarmouth CE Primary School was closed in December 2022 and the premises and associated land is being marketed by the Isle of Wight Council. Yarmouth Town Council successfully applied to register the property as an Asset of Community value, details of which can be found here: AVC.

A Steering Group was formed with the aim of retaining the site as a community educational resource for generations to come, and Yarmouth Town Council and the Group have been consulting residents in recent months. As a result of those consultations, the Steering Group presented a bid for the School premises to the the Site Agents on 16/8/23, and the proposals underlying that bid can be found here: Yarmouth School Site August 2023 Presentation.
March 2024 – IWC announced its preferred bidder is Yarmouth Community Foundation, a consortium of a local trust fund and the Maritime Archaeology Trust, who tendered an offer of £435K, £400K of which will go towards the refurbishment costs for the new Freshwater and Yarmouth School building. The bid could see the Shipwreck Centre, currently at Arreton Barns, move to the site, which it will share with other facilities like a new scout & guide hut and affordable housing.

An update of progress can be found here: Yarmouth School site update April 24

The press release detailing the preferred bidder can be found here: https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/24164296.isle-wight-yarmouth-primary-school-future-bids-revealed/

Click here for details of the successful bidder:  Yarmouth Community Foundation,

If you have any comments or suggestions please email the Clerk at ytc1135@gmail.com 




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