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£1.6m Boost for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Schools

11 Nov 2020   |   Featured in the Yorkshire Post 11/11/2020   |   Bramley Park Academy

£1.6m Boost for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Schools


A multi academy trust has revealed it has invested more than £1.6m in improving learning environments for children across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Wellspring Academy Trust, headquartered in Barnsley, completed major projects on seven separate sites over the last six months, with most of the work taking place over the summer.

Projects comprised a £420,000 investment at Beacon Academy in Cleethorpes, including the transformation of science labs and classrooms, a £250,000 major refurbishment at Springwell Harrogate and an £85,000 new playground and immersive learning space at Bramley Park Academy in Leeds.

Mark Wilson, Chief Executive at Wellspring, said: “Our children deserve the very best environments in which to learn, and our staff deserve inspiring places in which to teach. This considerable investment is part of an ongoing commitment on the part of Wellspring to ensure that all our schools are safe, stimulating and fit for the future.

“With 25 schools now part of the Wellspring community, ensuring they are all kept up to date and vibrant, exciting spaces is no small task. However, the estates team at Wellspring work exceptionally hard and are continually planning to ensure our schools are created for the long term and set the standard for teaching environments.”

Shaun Kiernan, Head of Capital at Wellspring, added: “This was an ambitious programme of refurbishments and additions across the Wellspring estate, and showcases how important high-quality spaces are to the Trust. Whilst schools are so much than the buildings, the right surroundings and facilities can make a huge difference to children’s engagement and results. We’re all really pleased with the part we’ve been able to play in supporting the fantastic education offered across the Trust.”

Wellspring is a large multi-academy trust currently comprising 25 primary, secondary, special and alternative academies across Yorkshire and Greater Lincolnshire. The Trust has built eight new schools around the region and operates a number of non-profit and charitable enterprises all aimed at improving lives of young people.


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