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A tree-planting ceremony has marked the start of the external landscaping work for the new £6 million Rushden Primary Academy

Posted by Dave Higgitt | March 23, 2015 | Facilities & buildings

The new £6 million Rushden Primary Academy is located on Goulsbra Road on the south edge of the town, with a catchment area encompassing both established and recently built residential communities.

Northamptonshire-based GSSArchitecture designed the school with the aim of creating “an inspirational learning environment, with flexible spaces that can accommodate learning groups of various sizes”. It will have 14 classrooms for pupils aged 5-11, along with dining facilities, offices, external play areas and car parking.

GSSArchitecture designed the new academy for Lend Lease on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council. It will be operated by Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust.

The school will open in September 2015, and will increase its intake to accommodate an eventual total of up to 420 pupils.

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