Aspire Primary Academy Newquay given green light by DfE
Following a rigorous application and assessment process, the proposal for the Aspire Primary Academy Newquay, a new primary school for Cornwall, was announced by David Cameron on 12th July, in one of his last acts in office as Prime Minister.
Proposed by The Aspire Academy Trust and approved by the Department for Education, the Aspire Primary Academy Newquay plans to open with two Reception classes (60 children).
The school will be sited within the Nansledon development and will play its part in delivering the coherent urban planning vision shared between the developers and the Duchy of Cornwall.
Due to recent large-scale residential building programmes around the outskirts of Newquay, there is an increasing community need for additional educational provision, both for existing and new families.
The Aspire Academy Trust is a Cornish educational charity that specialises in primary education. It comprises a rapidly growing family of primary academies all dedicated to finding new ways of working together to the benefit of the children and local communities that they serve.
Vanessa Bragg, the Aspire Academy Trust Deputy CEO comments:
The application process to set up a free school is extremely rigorous and it is a testament to the Aspire Academy Trust’s dedicated and committed team that we have been approved to open a new, two-form(420 pupil) primary academy in September 2018. There is nothing more important for the future and success of this exciting urban development than the education of its children.
The Aspire Academy Trust will ensure that the new academy provides truly outstanding education with an exciting, innovative curriculum and top class, dedicated teachers and support staff. As part of the Aspire family the school will benefit from a finely-honed professional network that continually focuses on school improvement and sets the very highest of standards.
As a final comment Vanessa states:
Being given the opportunity to build an entirely new school for a new community is truly a privilege and one which we take very seriously. It is our hope that Aspire Primary Academy Newquay will provide a truly outstanding world-class education for its children and quickly become the beating heart of the Nansledon community.