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Nova Primary Academy to undergo £500k build project ​​​​​​​

Nova Primary Academy, part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust, (PKAT), will be undergoing an exciting transformation.

The estimated £500k building job will seek to enhance the external look of the school by creating a new welcome entrance, including an extension of existing front elevation. The school’s main reception area and entrance will double in size.  The school’s front and side elevations will be overclad in natural timber.


Headteacher, Mrs Alma McGonigle, of Nova Primary Academy, has already begun making exciting transformations within Nova Primary by creating a school which enables all pupils to believe that anything is possible and that there are no limits to their potential and achievements. 


Mrs McGonigle said: “We are delighted with our fresh start and our innovative school vision.   The new building which includes a modern welcome and administration area is a substantial improvement and is the first significant development of the school site in over 20 years.”


She added: “Our new school ethos of being ‘Ambitious and Proud’ extends to being ambitious for our school community and this project serves to provide our families with a community school they can be proud of.  Our staff and pupils have fully embraced all the changes over the past two years and are excited to see the next stage of our plans for Nova.  As a STEM inspired school our pupils will get regular updates and take an interest in the engineering, architect plans and the different jobs the construction staff undertake.  Our pupils will complete a STEM task on the new building extension and will produce an exciting creative writing task.  This will ensure they are fully involved in the work and the School Council at Nova will lead this work, alongside the Senior Leadership Team”.


Dr Ian Young, CEO of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust said: “This is a much-needed building investment project for a school that needs a fresh look and a space which can be better used by all that visit or work within the building.  Essential building work will be done to create a new welcome entrance fit for the school’s recent re-branding to NOVA.  Central administration will have increased space to meet the school’s growth in pupils.  The whole welcome area has been sympathetically constructed to make it more spacious and modern.”


The project which is to begin over October half term is estimated to take 12-16 weeks.