Rosecliffe Spencer Academy Official Opening

Having opened last September under COVID restrictions, Rosecliffe Spencer Academy, celebrated their official opening this week with many dignitaries in attendance.

Following performances from all children including a soiree of songs and a performance on the piano, the esteemed guests were given a tour of the academy by the pupils themselves. These ambassadors of Rosecliffe impressed all who encountered them, demonstrating maturity, humour and kindness, a theme which ran throughout the event.

Ruth Edwards, MP Rushcliffe really enjoyed her morning attending the official opening:

‘I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children and staff at Rosecliffe Spencer Academy for showing us around this morning, it’s wonderful to hear how happy they are at school and to see what they are doing. look forward to working with them all in the future’ Ruth Edwards MP is also inviting members of the school council to visit the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament in November!

Councillor Mike Quigley, MBE Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council was delighted to be in attendance. The children were excited to see him and have asked him to visit again when he can. The Chairman commented, ‘

‘I was thrilled to come and open Rosecliffe Spencer Academy, on behalf of the Nottinghamshire County Council as chairman. It’s great to see a lovely group of children enjoying the school, with residence moving into the newly developed area, overtime we will surely see the school at its full capacity. The Spencer Academies trust has a great reputation across education.

Pavan Chandhoke, Principal of Rosecliffe Spencer Academy said:

‘I am immensely proud of what the children, and staff have achieved. We really do have the best learners who enjoy school, and teachers who make learning enjoyable and memorable. It has been a real privilege to be part of the Rosecliffe family and help guide it along on its journey.’

Paul West Chief Executive of Spencer Academies Trust commented:

“Everyone at Spencer Academies Trust is rightly proud of the success that Rosecliffe Spencer Academy has achieved to date, and we were thrilled to join the school and wider community today for their official grand opening. My thanks go to the Spencer Trust Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, Arc Partnership and Morgan Sindall for their hard work and collaboration on the Project. Particular thanks and recognition must go to Academy Principal Pavan Chandhoke for her inspirational leadership, along with her dedicated and talented teaching and educational support team and the highly committed Academy Governing Body”.

Rosecliffe Spencer is a newly built school which has opened in Edwalton. It is open to all year groups with a Nursery opening in November. If your child is starting school in September 2022, please contact the academy office at to book a tour.