Excitement filled the air as Streethay Primary School recently welcomed its first ever cohort of pupils.
The free school, which is part of the Shaw Education Trust, opened on a brand new, purpose-built site at the heart of the Roman Heights and Cathedral View housing developments in Streethay, Lichfield.
Head of School, Stuart Taylor, commented: “This is the start of an exciting chapter for the area, enabling local families to access high-quality education and childcare provision.”
To meet the area’s increasing demand for Primary school places, the school opened to a larger number of pupils than initially planned, with Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils starting.
Pupils were welcomed into a modern barn-inspired building – constructed by Miller Homes in conjunction with Seddon, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council– with access to a large outdoor learning and play area, including a football pitch.
Mr Taylor concluded: “We are looking forward to working with pupils and their families to create an innovative learning environment which nurtures social and emotional development, as well as academic performance.”