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New school build is on track at the growing Rivendell development

Rivendell Flying High Academy, the new school being built on the Rivendell housing development off the A612 Colwick loop road, is on track to be a school ‘filled with inspiration and possibility’, says the Flying High Partnership’s Operations Manager, Nick Layfield.


Due to welcome its first pupils in September 2022, the building, and the details of the school’s design, are taking shape with The Flying High Partnership, the multi-academy trust responsible for the school, working in partnership with builders, Persimmon Homes.

Nick Layfield, Operations Manager at The Flying High Partnership said, "It has been great to see the development of the school taking shape and running to schedule. But to also to have the opportunity to shape the school environment and grounds to ensure they provide an inspirational and creative learning space for children.

"The school is being designed to make children’s experience and education the best it can possibly be, and we are delighted that it is shaping up to be a school filled with inspiration and possibility for its children, -and as a hub for the new community.”

The school building is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2022, giving families and children who are successful in securing a place, an opportunity to visit ahead of their first term in September 2022.

Nick said, "We want to be able to welcome the community, the families and children who will attend the school, in ahead of their first term to meet staff and to familiarise themselves with the new school. This will allow children to undertake their transmission and induction days in the new building.”

Nick said that whilst building work is underway, families will need to go online for information. "We will be keeping everyone updated in coming months via our website at: and on Flying High Partnership Facebook and Twitter. In fact, we have a series of events planned where parents can gather the information they need about the new school. We would welcome contact from families wishing to join the school and look forward to the day we can welcome those families into the new school building.”

Rivendell Flying High Academy will fill to 210 pupils as the development grows and in the first year will welcome admission applications for all year groups from Foundation 2 to Year 6, as well as nursery places.

School places can be applied for via Nottinghamshire County Council admissions page at nursery places from Spring 2022 direct to the school.

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