Winchester’s newest school, Barton Farm Primary Academy, finally opened this half term and local MP Steve Brine dropped by today.
Steve is a trustee of the University of Winchester sponsored project which will now provide primary education for local children living in the new community and beyond. He met the new head Nicola Wells and had a Covid-secure tour of the new school.
The academy has 420-places for children aged 4-11 situated at the Kings Barton housing development site. It has been designed by Hampshire County Council's award winning in-house team of architects and landscape designers to create delightful and functional learning spaces and facilities that meet the highest standards for environmental sustainability. Backed by a solid track record in school place planning, the County Council has a multi-million pound investment programme to expand existing and build new schools to meet forecast demand for places.
Steve Brine said: “Being part of the creation of a new school from concept to design and opening its doors has meant so much to me. It was therefore lovely to drop in and catch-up with Nicola as well as see inside the new school for the first time. I cannot wait to see it grow and fill as the years move forward."
Pictured; Steve with Nicola Wells and other shots from the visit.
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