£3.7m academy build set to be unveiled

An artists impression of the plans for the Beacon Primary Academy. EMN-141222-170245001
An artists impression of the plans for the Beacon Primary Academy. EMN-141222-170245001
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The keys to the new £3.7 million Beacon Primary Academy building in Skegness will be handed over on Friday.

The new state-of-the-art facilities funded by Lincolnshire County Council will allow the academy to grow to a full capacity of 210 pupils aged four to 11.

The Beacon Primary Academy, off Churchill Avenue, is part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDTF). It opened in September, but has been operating from temporary accommodation in Church Road North.

Corinna Wright, principal, said: “Our temporary accommodation provided a perfect opportunity for the children to establish strong relationships with the staff team, and to get to know each other. This provided the children with an excellent start to their school life.

“Pupils are really excited to move into the new building and see their classrooms and playground. We have a full reception year which is extremely encouraging and demonstrates the high demand for school places for children in the Skegness area.”

The academy will be opening its doors to the public on Tuesday, January 27. This will be an opportunity to look at the facilities and to find out more about the academy and meet the staff. Members of the public who are interested in visiting should contact the Academy Office on 01754 879211 or email enquiries@beaconprimaryacademy.org to book an appointment. The times for visiting are 10am-noon and 5-7pm.

Emma Hadley, executive principal, with responsibility for the six GDFT academies in the area, said: “We are delighted to be moving into this fantastic new purpose-built building. The Beacon Primary Academy has made an outstanding start since opening in September and moving into their new premises will further enhance and enrich the provision they can offer.”