Houldsworth Primary Academy’s new building has the ‘wow factor’ says headteacher

Opening of the new building at Houldsworth Primary Academy. Picture: GOODERHAM PR

Opening of the new building at Houldsworth Primary Academy. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

A new classroom block at a Newmarket primary academy has the “wow factor”, according to the school’s headteacher.

Opening of the new building at Houldsworth Primary Academy. Picture: GOODERHAM PR

Opening of the new building at Houldsworth Primary Academy. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

Lisa Tweed, head at Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy, says the new building gives the school greater resources for practical lessons and is already making a big difference to teaching.

Christened the Proud Building, the expansive new space incorporates a dance studio and science classrooms.

Mrs Tweed said: “It is very fortunate for a primary school to have its own studio on site, which means every one of our children have dance lessons every single week.

“We are also working very closely with Newmarket Academy in our new science laboratory.


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“When you walk in there, it certainly has the wow factor and gives us greater resources to make our lessons more practical.”

Mrs Tweed also paid tribute to the design team for the “sympathetic” way the new building mirrors others at the school in Rowley Drive.

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The six-month project was managed by Concertus Design and Property Consultants, who specialise in educational projects, and built by Cocksedge Building Contractors.

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