Closed Northumberland school set for new lease of life in community

Plans are being drawn up to bring the site of the former Cornhill First School back into community use.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 9:04 am
Updated Sunday, 4th August 2019, 9:12 am
The former Cornhill school site.

The once thriving school was built in 1993 to replace the old school building in Knowe Head.

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It was open as a school for just 19 years and closed in 2012 due to the dwindling number of pupils. It has stood empty since.

Several planning applications, including a proposal to build 24 houses on the site, have been refused due to their unsuitability for the rural nature and population profile of the village.

Northumberland County Council has now given Cornhill Parish Council the opportunity to formulate a plan, via a Community Asset Transfer, for using the premises for the benefit of the community.