On Friday 7th May, the CEO of LAT, Simon Beamish, and Councillor of the Rainham North ward, Martin Potter, accompanied Mrs Millward to take a tour of the Leigh Academy Rainham site. We were all incredibly impressed with how well the construction has progressed so far and the pace at which our contractors Bowmer+Kirkland have effectively managed the build over the last year, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The building is set to be handed over at the end of July at which point the LAT IT development team will begin fitting out the classrooms ready for Leigh Academy Rainham to open at the end of August.
As they toured the site they were able to see that the rooms are already painted, the science laboratories have been fitted and the specialist technology rooms units have arrived, ready to be put in place over the coming weeks. The stunning dining hall and main hall are nearly complete and the football pitches were in the process of being seeded. Mrs Millward discussed our Leigh Academies Trust ‘small schools’ model with Councillor Potter, explaining how this provides students with high quality personalised pastoral care, and he was pleased to hear how our fantastic new Academy will serve the local community as well as its students by providing potential venues for community events and groups.