By Leah Conway –
As the new school year kicks off, Brambles Primary Academy opens its new school buildings to pupils and staff for the first time.
Kirklees Council funded the new building and managed to complete the build for the new school year. It is now open, full of complete and new classrooms, dining areas and curriculum support places. The staff and pupils will also enjoy extended kitchen facilities and new and improved play areas.
The school was established in 2018 and supports three year groups. Before the new building was finished, the groups had been in temporary modular buildings.
The new building offers the school’s children and staff top quality, permanent facilities that will provide modern learning environments compared to the temporary facilities.
The space will enable Brambles Primary Academy to offer more places for local children. Over the coming years, it will continue to expand its school community up to a maximum capacity of 420 pupils.
“The best start to school life”
Councillor Carole Pattison, Cabinet Member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “This investment at Brambles Primary Academy demonstrates our shared goal for each and every child to be happy, healthy and to enjoy the best start in life. The new, modern facilities and additional space the new building provides will enrich the learning and developmental environment for our children for years to come.
“It is fantastic to see the school open and we wish all the children, their families, and the staff at Brambles the best start to school life in their new building.”
Sallie Dodd, Principal of Brambles Primary Academy, added: “The whole community, parents, children and staff at Brambles Primary Academy are incredibly excited to have the new building finished and open.
“Throughout the build, the children have visited the site daily. They have been fascinated and thrilled to see their new school grow. The children’s interest in the construction is inspiring.
“We are all raring to go and excited to start the new school year in our brand new environment.”
Roz Batley, Operations Director for South Pennine Academies, commented:
“South Pennine Academies are delighted to have worked in partnership with Brambles Primary Academy and Kirklees. The academy’s vision to provide high-quality education, with the children at the heart of every decision made, fully aligns with the Trust’s vision and values.
“The fantastic new facilities will fully support the rich and stimulating curriculum and give every child the opportunity to learn and to flourish.”