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Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of Operations at Astrea Academy Trust, Councillor Jackie Drayton, John Doyle, Director of Business Strategy at Sheffield City Council and Nick Shepherd, Director at Kier at Astrea Academy Sheffield site.
Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of Operations at Astrea Academy Trust, Councillor Jackie Drayton, John Doyle, Director of Business Strategy at Sheffield City Council and Nick Shepherd, Director at Kier at Astrea Academy Sheffield site.

Ground breaking ceremony marks beginning of new school build

25th October 2017

A new school for the north of Sheffield has celebrated the start of construction work on the new buildings which will make up the Astrea Academy at Woodside.

The campus will incorporate the existing Grade II listed former Pye Bank School, which is currently being refurbished completing the state of the art accommodation for children and young people aged two-19.  The school will have capacity for almost 1,500 pupils with the first intake starting in September 2018.

Sheffield City Council is encouraging parents in the local area to apply for places at Astrea Academy. The deadline for secondary applications is 31st October and for primary is 15 January.

The event was attended by Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council and Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of operations at Astrea Academy Trust.

Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of Operations at Astrea Academy Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted that works on the new build are beginning today – this is another exciting important step towards the creation of Astrea Academy Sheffield. We are committed to ensuring that the new school becomes a beacon school, helping transform this area of the city providing an education that inspires beyond measure.”

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s brilliant to see the start of the building works at the new school. I know that this new school will be a real asset to the area, to the families that use it and the wider community, and that by working with Kier Construction, Race Cottam Architects and the school’s sponsor, Astrea Academy Trust, we have a wonderful opportunity to help our children and young people realise their full potential.”

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