Victory Fields: Where Excellent Homes Match An Outstanding School
10 Mar 2014

Finding the right school for a child can be almost as difficult as finding the right house for a family – except at Victory Fields in the Cotswolds where there’s a simple solution to both.

The stunning collection of properties is being delivered by award-winning Linden Homes near the Gloucestershire village of Upper Rissington, by the former base of the world famous Red Arrows air display team.

What makes the countryside development extra special is that every child will have the option of a place at Great Rissington Primary School which was rated “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors on their last visit.

The school has deep roots in the community as classes first began in 1897 in a traditional Victorian building which, over the years, has been enlarged and refurbished to become a modern facility.

In fact, the Ofsted inspection concluded: “Great Rissington Primary is an outstanding school. Parents and carers, the governing body and members of the community express pride in their village school.”

The arrival of Victory Fields, however, has brought with it the opportunity to expand and serve even more families thanks to the upcoming addition of a sister campus at the new development, all under Great Rissington’s top-rated name and reputation.

Liz Bannister is Great Rissington Primary School’s highly respected headteacher, and she will continue to oversee activities across the two sites which are less than two miles apart. The new campus is expected to open in time for the spring term of 2015.

She said: “Our popular school is growing and we are looking forward to extending the school at Victory Fields in Upper Rissington. This build will embrace modern technology and feature environmentally friendly aspects.

“Children in the Rissington area will benefit from the outstanding curriculum and established traditions, already in existence at Great Rissington School, in the setting of a modern and exciting environment.”

The new community of over 300 homes holds the promise of a thriving neighbourhood complete with a village square including a local shop, a proposed public house, gym and nursery, as well as green space dotted with play areas, wildlife ponds and tennis courts.

Linden Homes Thames Valley sales and marketing director, Steve Garton, said: “Schools are one of the first questions we get asked about by customers looking for a new home, so to have one on their doorstep rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted will tick a big box for many.

“We’re very proud of the high quality of the homes we’re providing, but the neighbourhood that surrounds them is just as important. The school is a sign of how vibrant, attractive and connected to the community Victory Fields will be.

“It’s a spectacular spot with beautiful views and real history. We’ve had lots of interest and buyers have been looking to Linden Homes in particular for our customary character, quality and all-inclusive value. We’re advising people to act fast so they don’t miss out.”

Families will particularly appreciate that a brand new Linden Homes property also means money and energy-saving features such as gas-fired condensing boilers and fitted UPVC double glazed windows.

To people struggling to build up funds for a deposit, Help to Buy can give extra support – even to those with a deposit as small as five per cent. For second-steppers, Linden Homes’ hassle-free Part Exchange scheme can smooth the way to a new house.

To find out more, call 0844 417 8520.


For further information, contact Claire Bradley or Claire McCowan at Remarkable PR on 01962 893893.

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