Beaconfields School 2

Beaconfields School progressing well

Work is progressing well on Stafford’s newest £7.6 million primary and nursery school.

Beaconfields Primary and Nursery School will be welcoming nursery and reception pupils from September 2024, with the capacity to increase numbers year on year.

Work started on the brand-new school in October 2023.

The school will have places for 210 pupils and 26 nursery children. When finished, it will boast nine modern classrooms, a library, catering facilities, and a school hall with acoustic panelling.

It is being built by constructors G F Tomlinson on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, with project management by Entrust. Once finished, it will be run by the Creative Learning Partnership Trust, which already runs several primary schools in Staffordshire.

Representatives from Staffordshire County Council, G F Tomlinson and MP for South Staffordshire Sir Gavin Williamson CBE visited the site to see how the brand new school is shaping up.

Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Education Jonathan Price said: “It’s been great to see the progress being made on Stafford’s newest primary school. The building is shaping up well, and Beaconfields Primary School will be ready to welcome its first pupils in September.

“Over the years the county council’s extensive school building programme has ensured there are enough spaces to accommodate new housing developments all over the county. Planning ahead for school places is incredibly important, and we will continue to put plans in place to ensure there are enough school places to cope with increased demand.”

Sir Gavin Williamson said: “I’m pleased to say that Stafford’s newest school is making excellent progress, and I’m excited about this project which will deliver a first-class primary education to over 200 young children. A child’s early years in school are so critical to the development of their behavioural patterns, attitude to learning, and cognitive skills. The directors of this project have outlined their intentions to develop an educational facility that will promote the value of hard work and aspiration.”

Chris Flint, managing director of G F Tomlinson, said: “Works are progressing well for the Beaconfields School, providing much-needed local primary and nursery places. It was a privilege to see MP for South Staffordshire, Sir Gavin Williamson CBE, present at the school for his tour to see the benefits our continued partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Entrust is bringing to the county.”

Picture: (L-R) Chris Flint, Sir Gavin Williamson MP and County Councillor Jonathan Price

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