Thursday, 21 March 2013

Second Campus Of Hardwick Primary To Relocate In Cambourne

The second campus of Hardwick Primary School will relocate in to permanent buildings in Cambourne in September 2015.

Hardwick Primary has been using the former temporary buildings of Jeavons Wood Primary - known locally as the Blue School - since that school moved into permanent accommodation in September 2012.

Hardwick has been taking children from the Cambourne catchment area since 2007 as a result of the increasing demand for primary school places in Cambourne.

Initially pupils were transported to the school's base in Hardwick by bus. From September 2012, children from Cambourne offered a place at Hardwick Primary School have been able to attend the second campus - or the Blue School - and stay within their village.

Funding has now been secured for it to open a second, permanent campus in Cambourne in September 2015.

The second campus will be built on land to the west of Cambourne, alongside the new Cambourne secondary school, which takes its first pupils this September.

Hardwick Primary was described as a good school in its most recent inspection by OfSTED and is in an ideal position to operate on two sites because it has two co-headteachers - Ruth French and Andy Matthews.

In a joint statement, the headteachers said: "We are delighted that the County Council has brought forward the plan to relocate our temporary Cambourne base to its permanent home in September 2015. We are looking forward enormously to the possibilities that this will create for our pupils. It will mean that we can continue to provide an exciting curriculum for all our Cambourne pupils and continue to develop our relationship with the rest of the local community and schools."