Following a successful re-organisation over the summer, our Haltwhistle Primary Academy is now fully operational under the leadership of Mrs Drake.
The re-organisation of our Haltwhistle provision took effect from 1st September 2019. The Middle Academy has now been discontinued and Haltwhistle First Academy became Haltwhistle Primary Academy offering provision to children aged 3-11.
The careful planning over the past year has meant that the changes have been successfully implemented.
As we move forward into a new academic year, WISE Academies is delighted to announce that tremendous progress has been made with the plans for Haltwhistle which will see major capital improvement to the infrastructure on the site.
Officers and Trustees of WISE Academies have been working with local Councillors and with Council officers to secure much needed investment in the Haltwhistle provision. Work has been ongoing since our earlier announcement and we are now delighted to confirm that, including a contribution from WISE Academies, the total sum available for capital improvements of £2.65 million has been approved by Northumberland County Council at its meeting in September. This level of investment is significantly higher than originally proposed when the Haltwhistle academies became part of our Trust in 2018.
This is a great outcome for Haltwhistle and is testament to the collaborative working that has taken place between WISE Academies and the Local Authority. The scheme will deliver high quality facilities for the young people and the community of Haltwhistle.
Plans for the remodelled building are well advanced and we will soon be in a position to share further details of this exciting development with parents and the wider community once these become fully developed.
As this project comes to fruition over the coming months, WISE Academies looks forward to working with our partners in Northumberland County Council to create primary school facilities that everyone in Haltwhistle can be proud of. We will share further updates in due course.
WISE Academies would like to thank the parents and community for their continued support for Haltwhistle Primary Academy.