Plans for new Edwalton Primary published

Plans for the new ‘Sharphill’ primary academy in Edwalton have been published by the Nottingham Post.

The full article by Hannah Mitchell is available here.

The new school will be part of The Spencer Academies Trust and will have space for 315 primary-age children, and a 39-place nursery, accessed from Rose Way. Room has been reserved for expansion, with room for up to 420 children following a second-phase build.

In keeping with Spencer practice, the school will be named prior to opening, with discussions now open to the community.

Previous new schools in the Spencer group have been given names reflecting local heritage, which in Edwalton includes a hundred-year history of rose growing under the Wheatcroft Brothers. In 1948 local resident Harry Wheatcroft introduced the famous Peace rose to the UK.

Designs for the school have been put together by the Arc Partnership – a new joint venture between Nottinghamshire County Council and public sector owned environment specialists Scape Group.

A design and access statement by Arc described the proposed building as east-facing to take advantage of the morning sun, and designed to allow all children direct access from classrooms to the playground.

The Edwalton school will be the latest in a series of new primaries delivered by The Spencer Academies Trust across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and all designed to promote learning.

New schools to open in September 2019 include Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy and The Mease Spencer Academy, both in Derbyshire.