Construction starts on new primary school for Trumpington

P1040292Building work has begun on Trumpington Park Primary School, following the official groundbreaking ceremony which took place on Wednesday (23rd November).

The ceremony was attended by the project team and members of the community and saw the first piece of turf broken on the site, which is located on the Great Kneighton development off Addenbrooke’s road, near Cambridge.

The new primary school will be run by the Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET), which includes Histon & Impington Junior School – rated Outstanding by Ofsted and a national Teaching School.

The state-of-the-art building is set to be completed by contractor, Kier, in September 2017, with three-form entry initially providing places for two reception classes and a pre-school provision.

Executive Principal Lesley Birch, said: “This is a historic moment for Trumpington Park Primary School and for the community of Trumpington, marking the start of an exciting process to build a new school that will benefit a great number of local families.

“The school will be a vital part of the local area for many years to come and will provide much needed school places for the community.”

CPET is working in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and Parkside Federation Academies (PFA).

Dennis Cotton, Operations Director for Kier said: “Kier is very proud to be delivering the new Trumpington Park Primary School, procured through the Cambridge County Council framework on a design and build basis. The groundbreaking ceremony is an important milestone in the construction of the school, and everyone should be congratulated on their hard work so far to get this project to site.”

Interested parents can now find an application form on the Cambridgeshire County Council website to apply for a place at the school. Parents only have until January 15th 2017 to apply for their preferred primary school places.

Parents also have the opportunity to find out about how to apply for school places for their children at a special open evening held at Trumpington Community College on Thursday 8th December from 5.30pm to 8pm.

For further information on CPET and Trumpington Park Primary School please visit www.cpetrust.co.uk

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