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Bobby Moore Academy opens doors to first pupils

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:00 11 September 2017

Bobby Moore Academy principal Stuart Burns with some of the school's first pupils (Picture: David Ross Educational Trust)

Bobby Moore Academy principal Stuart Burns with some of the school's first pupils (Picture: David Ross Educational Trust)

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The first day of school is an exciting time for many - and when you're among the first to ever attend your school, it's even more so.

Bobby Moore Academy welcomed its first cohort of Year 7 pupils through its doors today, with 125 youngsters on the register.

When both the primary and secondary sections of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park school are full, it will cater for 1,560 pupils.

This year, the Year 7 pupils will be taught in the primary building while work on the secondary building, located just a five minute walk away, is complete.

Next September, they will switch to the other site to allow the all-through school to admit both primary and secondary-age pupils.

The purpose-built school, situated in the shadow of the London Stadium - an appropriate location for a school named after one of West Ham’s legendary players - boasts specialist facilities for science, sport and the arts, with youngsters also able to use many of the other venues within the park, including the London Aquatics Centre and the London Marathon Community Track.

Stuart Burns, principal at Bobby Moore Academy, said: “I am delighted to welcome our first set of students to their brand-new school.

“A new school year is always exciting, but to be the first students within this fantastic new building is even more special.

“As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are very privileged to be opening our new school within this incredible setting, and we look forward to seeing our students flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible.”

Rowena Hackwood, chief executive officer at the David Ross Education Trust, added: “It is fantastic to see Bobby Moore Academy open its doors to our new students and to celebrate our 34th academy joining the David Ross Education Trust.

“Our promise to our students attending Bobby Moore Academy is to help them become their confident, academic best.

“Whatever their talents, each of our students will receive the very best education available in the state and independent sectors.”

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