Academy's Nursery Opening Bucks Trend For Rural Closures

Theddlethorpe Academy is bucking the trend after expanding its Early Years provision at a time when many rural nurseries are closing after a shake-up in national funding.

The Academy's brand new, purpose-built Nursery and Reception building opened this week, offering more space for the Reception children and expanding its provision to placements for three-year-olds.

Rebecca Scott, Theddlethorpe Academy's new Principal, said: "We are all really excited to be back after the summer and beginning a new term. I am looking forward to the challenge of running this wonderful rural Academy, which has benefitted greatly from the support of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust.

"The new Nursery and Reception building is a really nice space for the Foundation Stage children and has parking on site for parents too. Our Reception children are enjoying exploring their new classroom and the three-year-olds have their own bright and enticing nursery room. This new building has also freed up space within the main Academy for use with the older children."

David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "Since Theddlethorpe Academy became a member of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, we have proved consistently that we can give children a high-quality education. Our significantly improved Key Stage 2 results speak for themselves and the completion of this new building has now allowed us to extend our excellent Early Years provision to include a Nursery Class."

Theddlethorpe Academy's newest additions to the Tollbar family are pictured with Principal Rebecca Scott (centre), Class Teacher, Esther Russell (right) and Teaching Assistant, Diane Jones (left) in the brand new Reception and Nursery Building.

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Florence Smith, Ivy Rimmer and Elsa Smith get to grips with the new technology in the new Reception Class.

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FS2 pupil George White explores the new learning resources at Theddlethorpe Academy's brand new Nursery and Reception building.

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The brand new Nursery Class at Theddlethorpe Academy.

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Theddlethorpe Academy Principal

Rebecca Scott

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson