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The newly built Hunts Grove Primary Academy has welcomed its first students to coincide with the new school year on Tuesday 3rd September 2019. Located in Gloucestershire, the £6.5m primary and nursey school has been delivered by Crest Nicholson in partnership with leading education contractor, Wilmott Dixon.


Hunts Grove Primary Academy will meet the needs of families living in the wider Hunts Grove community, which comprises of 2,450 new homes. The state-of-the-art education facility will provide places for 420 new school pupils. The new school features 14 classrooms, a technology suite, large multi-use games area and grass sports pitch.   


Andrew Dobson, Managing Director of Crest Nicholson Strategic Projects, said: “We are excited to welcome the first pupils at Hunts Grove Primary Academy, marking an important milestone for the growing local community. Alongside building new homes, we pride ourselves on delivering the infrastructure needed to make a community thrive. Working closely with our partners, such as Wilmott Dixon, we’re pleased to open this excellent new school to benefit families in the region.”


Neal Stephens, Managing Director Willmott Dixon said: ‘‘A school is often at the heart of any community, so we are pleased to have delivered the Hunts Grove Primary Academy for the local residents of Quedgeley East. It is great to see the spaces we create come to life when their occupants move in. I am confident that the new school will become a vibrant learning hub for the local pupils and staff.’’


Glenn Philcox, Headteacher at Hunts Grove Primary Academy, said: “The staff, parents and pupils are very excited to move into their new school. We are all looking forward to building a vibrant school community in our amazing new site. The future looks very bright for Hunts Grove Primary Academy.”


Crest Nicholson’s Hunts Grove development has now sold out. David Wilson, Bovis Homes and Bellway Homes have properties on site for sale.