A NEW school has officially opened in Worcester.

The grand opening of North Worcester Primary Academy took place on Friday, with more than 75 invited guests at the ceremony.

The school, on the site of the former park and ride site in Perdiswell, was opened by city MP Robin Walker and the Mayor of Worcester, Allah Ditta.

The students arrived for their first day of school on Wednesday, September 4.

Emily Calvert, assistant head said: “I feel really excited. A lot of people have put a lot of work into this. I’m excited about growing the school from scratch and giving every child here a unique opportunity to learn in every way possible.”


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North Worcester Primary Academy is the eleventh school to join the Rivers CE Academy Trust.

North Worcester Primary Academy is the 11th school to join the Rivers CE Academy Trust.

Kate Brunt, CEO of the trust, said: “It feels a bit surreal. When we let the parents into the school on Wednesday and seeing the families and children in their uniforms it felt fantastic.

“We had a shortage of places in the area. It was a much-needed resource.

“Everyone has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The school will have an initial intake of 60 reception pupils and up to 26 pre-school children.

It will take seven years for the school to reach its full capacity.

Mr Walker said: “It’s been a unique example of schools coming together and delivering a new free school in the north of the city in a collaborative way where everyone has supported it.

“What’s been notable here is that there’s strong support for people to go to local schools. There’s a real determination to see the school supported by a good, local and well-established trust.

“A huge congratulations to everyone who has been involved in delivering this school on time. It’s enormously needed and valued all across Worcester.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the family of people that this school produces over the years to come. It’s a huge contribution to our community.”