Courses at school bolster parental interest
Jane Fulford, the head, said: "We hope to offer English, numeracy and literacy classes. When families move here they feel stranded and there was a feeling that there was a great need for this. The more we can help parents, the more we can help their children."
The first stage will be to train volunteers to run the parents' house, a disused building beside the school.
The scheme is part of a larger community project and funding includes Pounds 200,000 from the European Union and Pounds 462,000 from the single regeneration budget.