Special Report: Hurdles to clear before first day at school becomes reality

The site in Carterknowle Road, Sheffield, where the council hopes to build Bannerdale School.
The site in Carterknowle Road, Sheffield, where the council hopes to build Bannerdale School.

Sheffield Council has reaffirmed its commitment to building a new secondary school in the south-west of the city - but the site, catchment area and need for an academy sponsor all present questions.

An artist's impression of the new school Sheffield Council wants to build on the site of the former Bannerdale Centre. Photo: Bond Bryan Architects

An artist's impression of the new school Sheffield Council wants to build on the site of the former Bannerdale Centre. Photo: Bond Bryan Architects

One could question the safety of a school on the land