Builders hand over keys to Brighton and Hove’s newest school

Posted On 25 Jan 2016 at 5:03 am

Construction company Kier has handed over the keys to the newest school in Brighton and Hove.

And the head teacher, governors and staff of the Bilingual Primary School took a tour of the new premises on the edge of Hove Park.

Founder and chair of governors Marina Gutierrez cut a ribbon in the new school’s entrance, helped by teaching assistant Katherine Davies, who has been with the school from the start.

They were watched by fellow founding governor Javier Ruiz and head teacher Wendy King and others who have been involved in or supported the project from its inception.

Bilingual Primary School founder and chair of governors Marina Gutierrez cuts a ribbon at entrance of the school's new premises, helped by teaching assistant Katherine Davies and watched by fellow founding governor Javier Ruiz and head teacher Wendy King

Bilingual Primary School founder and chair of governors Marina Gutierrez cuts a ribbon at entrance of the school’s new premises, helped by teaching assistant Katherine Davies and watched by fellow founding governor Javier Ruiz and head teacher Wendy King

The school opened in September 2012 in temporary premises at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) in Falmer.

Wendy King said: “I am just so excited about this school, where it is, this amazing building and our journey for the future in this community.”

Marina Gutierrez said: “This is a symbolic occasion to celebrate what has been achieved.

“It is our special day to recognise all the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm from the founders, supporters and parents alike which has turned into this school.

“We are very excited about moving to this area of the city and building good relationships with the local community.”

Bilingual Primary School founders celebrate the handover of keys to the school's new home on the edge of Hove Park

Bilingual Primary School founders celebrate the handover of keys to the school’s new home on the edge of Hove Park

The children – almost 200 of them – will arrive on Thursday 25 February for their first day at the new site.

The school plans to hold an official opening ceremony after Easter.

  1. Racheol Reply

    Fantastic news. A wonderful vision and exciting to see the school and children progress, guided by these great individuals.

  2. LEN DAVIES Reply

    Congratulations to you all on the new school ? been officially opened.my two little grandchildren will attend this school as live in Brighton.I’m their granddad ? from west wales
    So I like to say good luck today everyone at the school

  3. Charlotte Reply

    Fantastic news. The dream becomes reality!

  4. Nancy Reply

    Wonderful, wonderful news for this wonderful school!

  5. Mel Reply

    Fantastic news! Congratulations to everyone for creating such a brilliant school! It’s been the most inspiring, unique & educational experience for our kids so far & we can’t wait to continue on this wonderful bilingual journey. Our kids absolutely love their school!

  6. Helen Reply

    So excited to be finally moving to our new premises. As a long term local resident and local mum of three, to have such an exciting opportunity for our children in the local area is just ace. Well done and many, many thanks to all who made it happen.

  7. Reg Reply

    Needs to improve according to the OFSTED report, I would wait for a further report before sending my child here

  8. Eta Wright Reply

    As a great-grandma of two of the pupils I am delighted with what everyone concerned with the school have achieved. Looking forward to see the new school on visitors’ day. In the meantime I wish the school, its teachers and pupils every success. Mrs E Wright

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