Peterborough: New Stanground Academy

The opening of a new £22 million pound school in Peterborough has moved a step closer.

The new Stanground Academy will replace an older, run down school on the same site when it opens in September 2013.

A 'topping out' ceremony to mark the completion of the building's roof was held earlier this week.

Officials from Peterborough City Council, teachers and contractors were then able to get a glimpse of the sight from the roof [pictured - above right].

Meanwhile work is also progressing on the new £12 million City of Peterborough Academy site.

The City of Peterborough Academy includes the new City of Peterborough Special School providing education for those aged between four and 18 with Special Educational Needs linked to their diagnosis of Autism. 

Councillor John Holdich, Peterborough City Council Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and University, said: "The developments at both schools are all working to schedule and it's pleasing to be able to mark progress so far in this way as we eagerly anticipate the opening of both schools in their new premises for the start of the new school year in 2013."

Both the Stanground Academy and the City of Peterborough Academy Special School are part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust group of Academies. 

Barry Day, Chief Executive of the Trust added: "I am delighted with the progress made so far. Both pupils and staff are going to benefit greatly from this new and high quality accommodation."

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