Alconbury Weald's first primary school opens today

05/09/2016

The finishing touches have been added to Alconbury Weald’s first primary school, including its very first pupils for the opening day on Monday 5th September 2016.  

Sponsored by the Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT), in partnership with the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust (MAST), Ermine Street Church Academy is a two-form entry primary school with nursery provision and wrap-around care.

Initially the class sizes will be small and most classes will be mixed-aged but as more families move into Alconbury Weald, the school will expand and will accommodate 420 pupils with two classes for every year group.

Adrian Shepherd, Head of the new school school said: “As a new school, the Ermine Street Church Academy provides exciting opportunities for learning and personal development.  The chance to develop a school from inception doesn’t come along very often and everyone involved is committed to achieving outstanding success for local children.”

Nigel Hugill, Chairman of Urban&Civic said: "‎Careful planning stands at the very core of Alconbury Weald and our intention is that the safe walking and scoot to school routes, alongside a wealth of community and sports facilities, will help make this a treasured resource for new residents and the local area.” 

The school will be at the heart of the new Alconbury Weald community and is taking a proactive approach in providing resource for new residents and families moving into the area.

The school is also hosting a series of open days through September to give local residents and prospective students a chance to the see the completed school.  See www.erminestreetca.org.uk  for more details