Keys handed over to trust ahead of Rushden Primary Academy opening in September

Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has taken ownership of the new Rushden Primary Academy building. The picture shows Carl Davison-Rix - GDFT (Site Manager), Keith Bazeley of Northamptonshire County Council, Elspeth Sharp of GDF, and Nigel Markham and Nigel Corrigan of R G Carter
Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has taken ownership of the new Rushden Primary Academy building. The picture shows Carl Davison-Rix - GDFT (Site Manager), Keith Bazeley of Northamptonshire County Council, Elspeth Sharp of GDF, and Nigel Markham and Nigel Corrigan of R G Carter

The trust behind Rushden’s new primary school has taken ownership of the building and is now preparing to open to pupils next month.

The Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT) took ownership of the building this week, which means they can move into the building and start getting the site ready for its first intake of pupils in September.

A team of teaching and support staff has already been recruited and they are looking forward to moving into their new home.

Work started on the £6 million building programme, funded by Northamptonshire County Council, last October and the academy is set to open its doors for the new school term on Monday, September 7.

However, any parents who would like to see the school beforehand can attend two tours taking place at the school on September 4, either at 10am or 1pm.

Principal Liza Davies will be showing parents and children around the site, but alternative tours can be offered by prior arrangement with the school.

The academy will initially accommodate 60 pupils in reception, 30 pupils in Year 1 and 30 in Year 2.

It is planned that the academy will grow in a controlled manner to its full capacity of 420 pupils over the following academic years.

The new building has been designed by Kettering architects GSS Architecture.

The development has been managed by Lend Lease and construction has been carried out by RG Carter.

For more information about the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, go to www.greenwoodacademies.org or follow @GreenwoodAcad on Twitter.