Lindfield Primary to be expanded with more students and better facilities
The University of Brighton Academies Trust said West Sussex County Council has agreed to support Lindfield Primary Academy by hosting a year of temporary expansion to meet growing demand for places. The academy will transition to a Level 4 Form Entry academy in September 2021 for the next two years.
In addition to welcoming 30 new children to the academy, the development will further support the community by improving the academy’s facilities. Two new classrooms will be fitted out and the computer and music suites will undergo a complete renovation – this will include upgrading existing desktops to mobile laptops. The community will also benefit from renovated toilets and additional play areas for the enjoyment of children.
Marcus Still, Principal of Lindfield Primary Academy, said: “We are all very excited about this opportunity – not only for our existing students who will benefit from more play space and technology, but for our future community within our. town.”
Graham Olway, deputy director of education and skills at West Sussex County Council, added: “We really appreciate the hard work of the academy trust, school staff and county council officers who work in partnership to ensure that the children of Lindfield can use their pool. school.
“It is a good example of inter-organizational work to provide the best for the children and youth of this popular village as it grows and develops.”
Dr John Smith, Managing Director of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, said he was very pleased with the outcome.
He added: “I am confident that the new arrangements will support the fantastic work already done by Mr. Still and his dedicated team – who work tirelessly to provide students with a high quality education day in and day out.
“We look forward to welcoming additional students into our academy family.”