The official opening of Beaulieu Park Primary School took place last Friday (12 October), marking an important milestone in progress to build the county’s first all-ages school.
Several dignitaries from across Chelmsford joined school staff and pupils to celebrate the opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony which took place on the new school site in Springfield.
Funded by Essex County Council (ECC), the 420-place primary school building was finished in time for an initial cohort of 60 pupils to start the new academic year.
The site is also home to a 56-place Early Years centre and the 900-place secondary school building will be ready in time for September 2019.
The new buildings were constructed by Kier and the new school will be run by the Chelmsford Learning Partnership Academy Trust.
Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “This is an exciting time for school investment in Essex. The opening of Beaulieu Park Primary School is another example of our ongoing commitment to ensure demand for school places in the county continues to be met, particularly in Chelmsford where the population is growing rapidly.”