Interesting start to school year at Lawley Village

Date: Thursday 03 September 2015

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We’re working as part of Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) to provide a temporary home for a brand new primary school which welcomed its first pupils this September.

Lawley Village Primary Academy will spend its first term based at Lawley Village Management Centre, prior to its anticipated move into a brand new purpose-built school off Martingale Way in January 2016.

The school will initially comprise a reception class of 27 four and five-year-olds, who will have lessons at the management centre until Christmas, with the roll rising to 29 children when the school moves to its new building in January.

Telford & Wrekin Council is funding the expenses of the school’s period of residence at the centre, including minor works to allow the school to operate and to reinstate the centre to its original state when it is vacated in December. LVDG is retaining the use of the upper floor of the centre.

Eventually, the school will have capacity for 210 four to 11-year-olds, with numbers increasing every September with each new reception intake.

LVDG, which also comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes and Persimmon Homes, is providing a total of £3.6 million funding for the Lawley Village Primary Academy, with the first phase of £1 million handed over earlier this year. The consortium has also provided the land for the school.

Laura Hopley, Headteacher of the Lawley Village Primary Academy, says: “We are very much looking forward to working with the Lawley Village community to provide an excellent educational facility for our young people. Beginning this in the management centre provides us with a light and open space in which to create a wonderful learning environment for the new pupils, giving them free access to a large range of learning experiences.

“My staff are passionate about providing children with an excellent education and providing them with a primary school journey that will equip them for life.”

Guy Scott, Director for LVDG, says: “We are delighted to be able to provide a temporary home for the new primary school at Lawley Village, with reception pupils attending class at the management centre until work is complete on their brand new building.

“It’s exciting to see the new school taking shape and it will provide a fantastic environment for learning for local children now and for generations to come.”

Anyone interested in applying for a place at the school for the 2016/17 reception intake can email office@lawleyvillageacademy.co.uk for further information.