Corby’s newest primary school set to open next month

The new primary school
The new primary school

Staff are looking forward to welcoming dozens of pupils through the doors of their new school next month.

The new term will see the opening of Priors Hall a learning community - the first primary school on Corby’s Priors Hall Park development.

Sue Martin (Project Manager Woodnewton Academy Trust),  Linda Culbert (Head of School) and Sarah Sherlock (Finance Manager of Woodnewton Academy Trust) outside the new school

Sue Martin (Project Manager Woodnewton Academy Trust), Linda Culbert (Head of School) and Sarah Sherlock (Finance Manager of Woodnewton Academy Trust) outside the new school

The two-form entry school is designed to accommodate up to 420 pupils, although its initial intake in a few weeks’ time is expected to be about 70.

Representatives from BeLa Partnership Ltd, Gotch Saunders & Surridge LLP (GSS), Watson & Cox Ltd, Northamptonshire County Council and the Woodnewton Academy Trust, which will be running the school, were given a tour of the new £6 million building yesterday (Tuesday).

Several residents from the estate were also invited along to the event in celebration of the completion of the building, which also includes a community centre.

Speaking at yesterday’s event, Stuart Wright from BeLa described the new facilites as a ‘key bit of infrastructure for Priors Hall’ and added: “This is a milestone in the development of a place where people will want to live and raise their families.”

The official ribbon cutting on Tuesday

The official ribbon cutting on Tuesday

Sue Martin, project manager for Woodnewton Academy Trust, said they were ‘very excited’ about their new home and added: “We will be creating a great learning environment for our children.”

The new school and community centre, which are set to serve the completed and future homes planned for Priors Hall Park, is in the Town Gardens section of the development.

Stuart Wright speaking at the official ribbon cutting

Stuart Wright speaking at the official ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting

The Priors Hall Park community centre

The Priors Hall Park community centre