Work set to start soon on new Beacon Primary Academy

An artist's impression of what the new Skegness Beacon Primary could look like.
An artist's impression of what the new Skegness Beacon Primary could look like.

An artist’s impression of what a new Skegness primary could look like has been released and officials have announced that work is to start soon.

It is hoped the Skegness Beacon Primary Academy will provide 210 places for children from September 2014 pending building completion.

The council identified the need for new school earlier last year after an influx of births in the area lead for the demand for a new school with further spaces.

Debbie Barnes, director of Children’s Services, on Skegness Beacon Primary Academy: “We’re looking forward to work starting soon on building the new Skegness Beacon Primary Academy. This is excellent news for education in Skegness.

“The council is committed to providing enough places for the growing number of children coming into primary schools, and we’d reached the stage that a new school was needed in Skegness to provide 210 new primary places.

The new school, will be operated by The Greenwood Dale Academy Trust which was appoved by the Department for Education.

“We’ll be working with sponsor, the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, who will operate the academy. They already have an excellent track record from their work at the Skegness Academy, and four primary academies within Skegness, Mablethorpe and Ingoldmells,” Debbie added.

Previous plans to build last year had been stalled by coastal flooding risk and building restrictions but work is now set to get started.

Across the area, the TGDFT it operates Skegness Acadmey, Skegness Infants and Junior Academies, Ingoldmells Acadmey and Mablethorpe Primary academy.

The school could be set open this September and be built just off Burgh Road, opposite the Skegness Academy.