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Pix Brook Academy opens

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

A new school, Pix Brook Academy, opened its doors and welcomed new pupils for the first time on Wednesday September 4.

Pix Brook Academy

Pix Brook Academy

The school is in a new building, on a self-contained site at Etonbury Academy, which will temporarily accommodate year five pupils.

The permanent extended secondary free school will be built near to Etonbury in 2020.

The building has four classrooms, breakout spaces, a meeting room, a dining space, a library, car parking, a cycle store, hard play area and the school also has its own sports field.

The school is a result of good collaborative working between our officers, the Department for Education (DfE) and Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST), a multi-academy trust.

We have responsibility for ensuring there are enough school places for pupils.

We're progressing with plans to deliver the permanent site of Pix Brook Academy, at which point the current building will be handed over to BEST.

Our Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, Councillor Sue Clark, said:

We’re delighted that Pix Brook has opened its doors to provide much-needed school places to children in the local community.

We are currently working towards the delivery of the permanent new school facility.

This exciting development is a welcome first phase of Central Bedfordshire Council’s ambitious Schools for the Future programme to provide school places in areas of growth.