Doors open at town’s new £3.7m academy

Excited staff and puplils outside the new academy. EMN-150116-162654001
Excited staff and puplils outside the new academy. EMN-150116-162654001

Pupils and staff of Beacon Primary Academy in Skegness visited their new £3.7 million school on Friday.

Although staff had been busy preparing the school for its official opening on Monday, this was the first opportunity for two classes, one from reception and one from year one, to have a look around the building in Church Road North.

Keys were officially handed over to the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust representatives by Lincolnshire County Council and members of the Gelders group, contractors for the build.

Corinna Wright, principal of the academy, said: “Today is an important day for our children, parents, staff team and our wider Skegness community.

“We are delighted to receive the keys to this fantastic building and will now ensure that our children settle in and continue their learning journey with enhanced provision.”

Parents were also welcomed into the building to have a look around after school on Monday and in addition, members of the local community can visit on Tuesday, January 27, between 10am-12pm or 5-7pm by booking a place with the Academy Office on 01754 879211.

There are currently 53 children on roll, although some year one places are still available.

The aim is to add a new class each year, until the 210 pupil capacity is reached.

The reception from pupils on the day was also positive, as one year one child said: “This is so amazing.”

A reception child said: “Look at our playground, we’ve got a pirate ship!”