Springhead Park Primary School, due to open its doors in September 2020, has had approval to begin enrolling pupils for a two-form entry Key Stage One, in additional to the nursery and reception places the school already has available.
The school, which is the latest edition to growing Multi Academy Trust, the Primary First Trust, is highly anticipated in Ebbsfleet and surrounding areas. The local community is in need of more school places which offer a first-class primary education and once launched this new school will offer this to 472 pupils from across the area.
The recent news that the school will now be taking pupils from the ages of three to seven years old has been welcomed by staff at both the school and the Trust.
Building work on the school site, located on Springhead Parkway, began in October 2019 and completion of the site is due to be in early August 2020. The first modular installation, will involve a large crane lifting sections of the building structure into place, which will take place in late January (lifting in ceremony on 21st January) and the Trust are hoping to invite prospective parents and children to come and see the progress of the new school building.
The new headteacher of the school, Wayne Clayton, (pictured) is currently in post as the Assistant Headteacher at The Academy of Cuxton Schools, an Infant and Junior School in Cuxton, another schools within the Primary First Trust. He has been at the school for the past seven years and is currently Leader of Early Years and Foundation stage. Prior to this, Wayne taught at The Craylands School in Swanscombe.
Andrew Moorhouse, Chief Executive of The Primary First Trust, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer places at Springhead Park for pupils who are going into, or are already in Key Stage One. This is an exciting time for the Trust and we are eager to bring our offer to more pupils and families and provide the bright and unique approach that all our schools take to educating young people.”
Wayne Clayton, headteacher of Springhead Park Primary School, said: “The development of this new school is extremely exciting and we are very much looking forward to welcoming families from the local community to become part of the Springhead Park community. I am thrilled to be part of this exciting offering the Trust is bringing to Ebbsfleet and eagerly anticipate watching the school’s children grow and thrive once it has opened its doors.”