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New school for the Wixhams

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:34 am

I think longer than expected, but must be welcomed as there are a lot of people there now. ... story.html

A MAJOR school project started construction this week.

The first sod was cut to mark the start of work that will create two new schools at a site in Green Lane, Wixams.

Principal, Paul Spyropoulos was joined by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, Chief Executive of Bedford Borough Council, Philip Simpkins, Cllr Graham Coombes and pupils from Lakeview Primary.

This project will provide a new primary and secondary school forming a central focus of the four new villages forming The Wixams, South of Bedford.

Principal Designate for the Secondary School, Paul Spyropoulos, said: "Standing in the autumn sunshine on site with the children from Lakeview, there was a real air of excitement about Wixams Academy opening here in eleven months' time. Our amazing new school building will provide an inspirational place for children from Wixams and the surrounding communities to learn for years to come."

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "This project is part of a major programme of investment which is helping us to stay ahead of the game in providing enough school places, where communities and families need them. Schools are part of the lifeblood of any community, and these works are a welcome sign of The Wixams' development."

The two schools will welcome children at the age of two to the nursery and educate them all the way through to the age of 18.

Both schools are due to open in September 2017 and offer places to over 1,200 pupils from the area.
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