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11th March 2020

Celebrations at Spencer Rosecliffe Academy

Nottinghamshire county councillors and representatives from Spencer Academy Trust gathered on site recently to celebrate progress of a brand new school near Edwalton.

County council leader Cllr Kay Cutts MBE, and council chairman Cllr Kevin Rostance joined other councillors and trust representatives to mark the building progress of Spencer Rosecliffe Academy by planting a tree – and taking a tour of the site

The new academy, which is being built on the Sharphill housing development near to Wheatcroft Island, will open in September and will ultimately create 315 primary places and a 39-place nursery.

Design, cost and project managed by Arc Partnership, with Morgan Sindall as contractor, the project is being delivered through the Scape Regional Construction framework, which aims to deliver local social value through jobs and economic benefit.

Providing the best educational facilities for young people in Nottinghamshire remains a priority for Nottinghamshire County Council and we are delighted that pupils will soon benefit from this brand-new school.
Cllr Rostance, Chairman of Notts County Council

Challenges with acquisition of the site required the project to be completed in phases. The academy will open in September, operating from a temporary ‘learning village’ with access to the permanent school hall.

The permanent building will be completed in December and the academy will operate from that building from its permanent home from the beginning of the January 2021 term. The cost of the project is £10 million which includes earth movement to the site and the temporary learning village.

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The tree planting marked the beginning of works on site and we know that children, parents and teachers are excited for their new school to take shape over the coming months
Cllr Rostance, Chairman of Notts County Council

Arc Partnership will continue to work closely with the county council, the Spencer Academy Trust and Morgan Sindall to ensure the smooth opening of the learning village and the managed transition to the permanent building at a later date.

When complete, the two-storey building will provide nine classrooms, offices, a large hall and studio hall and an administration zone. Resource areas for independent and small group learning are located throughout the building, which has also been designed to allow extended use of key areas, outside of the normal school day.

Four outdoor sports pitches will feature alongside a soft play area, playground, and an enclosed space for nursery pupils. There will be a 35-space car park including two designated disabled spaces and two for electric vehicle charging.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Council to open and run Rosecliffe Spencer Academy, the school will be a beacon of excellence for primary education and one that the community will be proud of
Paul West, Chief Executive, Spencer Academy Trust

To find out more about the academy, visit: http://rosecliffespencer.co.uk/.

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