Construction work begins on Bobby Moore Academy

Building work starts at Bobby Moore Academy

Building work starts at Bobby Moore Academy - Credit: Ben Peck

Building work has begun on Newham’s newest school, the Bobby Moore Academy.

The Bobby Moore Academy is set to open next year

The Bobby Moore Academy is set to open next year - Credit: Bobby Moore Academy

Opening with a cohort of 120 Year 7 students in September 2017, the all-through school will educate four to 18-year-olds in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, close to the London Stadium.

Principal Stuart Burns said that the commencement of the building work was an incredible milestone for the academy.

“The David Ross Education Trust and I, in partnership with the London Legacy Development Corporation, have spent a significant period of time developing both the building and education plans for the school.

“It is fantastic to see all of this hard work and dedication coming to fruition. The architect’s vision for the building looks incredible and, when the final building is sitting side-by-side the former Olympic Stadium, I can’t imagine a more inspirational learning environment.”

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The plan is to complete the primary campus next year, with the secondary campus due to open in 2018.

Mr Burns will be hosting a series of open events for prospective parents in early October.

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He added: “The feedback from the community has been fantastic so far.

“We have a very healthy number of people already applying to send their children to the academy, and we want to ensure that people across the area have all the information available to them when they are selecting a secondary school for their child.”

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