Campsite land is set to become free school
A farmhouse and 16 acres of land within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near Bideford, is the site of North Devon's first free school.
Steart Farm, in Bucks Cross, is where Route 39 Academy will be built once the site gets planning permission.
A public consultation is about to begin on the site which is currently being run as a campsite and caravan park by Robin and Lesley Croslegh.
The Education Funding Agency has secured the land, including the farmhouse, and the school will be a new build.
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Route 39 is working with the school's architect, Aedas, to produce a model fit for the 21st Century and complement the site's AONB position.
Sara Grimshaw, one of the governors, said: "For legal and financial reasons it has not been possible to name the site. We are therefore delighted to end the speculation.
"We are grateful to the team at the Education Funding Agency who have worked tirelessly to secure the best site for the school."
Head teacher Joss Glossop said: "This is potentially one of the most stunning locations of any school in the country.
While the school is being built the first intake of students will be in temporary buildings beside The Milky Way.
The campsite will operate until the end of this year's summer season. It is not yet known when the school building will start but once it does, it should take 18 months to complete.