Hip hip hooray for our brand new school!

Lace Hill Academy. Buckingham. The new intake of pupils with staff and head, Gareth Griffiths, right
Lace Hill Academy. Buckingham. The new intake of pupils with staff and head, Gareth Griffiths, right
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It’s been a good first week for pupils at the new Lace Hill Academy in Buckingham.

The school, based on the Lace Hill housing estate opened its doors to pupils on time on Friday, September 4, despite concerns that services such as gas, electricity and water would not be ready in time.

Martyn Kitson, executive headteacher of Bourton Meadow Education Trust, which will run the school as Lace Hill Academy said: “The first few days have gone very well and better than hoped.

“The first day at school can be very hard for the youngest children but there were no tears from them – it was only mums that were crying!

“The kids were very happy and the parents were very excited.

“The Bourton Meadow staff have put in a lot of time getting the building ready and although it is not completely finished it was more than ready for the children.”

At the moment, the school only has up to Year Two but it will add a Year Three class next year and then another three further classes in the three years after that.

Mr Kitson added: “A playground will open at the end of the month and we should have our IT centre up and running in the next three or four weeks. We will also have a formal opening ceremony.”