The vision has always been that Sherford will benefit the local labour market and economy, not just while the town is being constructed, but far beyond that. Creating Sherford is about more than just building a community – it’s also about involving the community in the build.

A Skills Training Scheme is already in development, with details to be announced soon. This will see the Sherford Consortium team work with education providers to offer structured skills training. Bricklayers, ground-workers, roofers, dryliners, and a host of other tradespeople, will be central to the construction of Sherford and the Skills Training Scheme will provide hundreds of school leavers, apprentices and those looking to upskill, the chance to gain qualifications and sustainable skills to establish a career.

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Sherford will become home to thousands of families, and so much of the town has been designed with children in mind. From play parks and nurseries, to a youth centre and sports fields, there will be plenty to support the development and wellbeing of the children that live in Sherford. Education plays a huge role in this.

There will be four schools – three primary and one secondary – based right in the heart of the community. Working in consultation with local Councils, the schools will be innovatively designed to create the best possible learning environments. Large classrooms, plenty of outdoor space, ICT for all; Sherford’s schools will be purpose-built to give young people the best possible start in life.