Expansion as pupil numbers grow again

31st October 2016

Groundbreaking - Oct2016Academy staff and partner turn-key design and build contractor Pinelog Ltd have broken the ground at the site which forms part of a £600K investment at Tuxford Primary Academy.

The new two storey building will create four additional classrooms and has been sympathetically designed to complement the existing academy, which is located within a designated conservation area.

The new provision will feature a central shared space to support group learning and roof lights will ensure a bright and airy environment in which pupils can work. Once completed in spring 2017, the new building will be further enhanced by the refurbishment of the two existing playgrounds.

Tuxford Primary Academy has seen rapid growth and development, from 132 pupils in September 2013 to 322 pupils in October 2016, underpinned by a clear vision and determination to improve the quality of early years and primary education in the Tuxford area.

Louise Davidson, executive principal, said “We are absolutely thrilled to see work commence. The new building will enable us to enhance our high standard of teaching and provide additional space in which our children can grow and develop.

“Our pupils, staff, governors and local community are all very proud of our academy. It’s exciting to see it expand in line with our aspiration, as part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, to deliver outstanding education in Tuxford from ages 2 to 19 years.”

Patrick Watson, design office manager at Pinelog added “We have worked closely with Tuxford Primary Academy to design a facility on a restricted site within the Tuxford Conservation Area that meets the aspirations of the users and the requirements of modern teaching methods within budgetary limitations. We are now looking forward to continuing our close working relationship by constructing the building within a live school environment and without disrupting the day-to-day operation of the school.”