Shrewsbury Academy has received capital funding from the DfE to make some infrastructure upgrades to the school. Work is needed to enhance and improve the kitchen and dining facilities along with updating the electrics on site. The money will be used to install a new kitchen and catering area to accommodate a growing school. In addition, an upgrade to the power supply will improve the overall electrical supply and provide stability.

Since joining the Marches Academy Trust in September 2019, the school has made significant progress and has worked closely with the school community to enhance the learning opportunities for the students. The work during the Covid-19 crisis has had a positive impact on the students and school community and this money will help the Trust further enhance the facilities at the school.

Mr David O’Toole, Deputy CEO who leads the school has commented, “This funding will support the continued growth and development of Shrewsbury Academy and provide much needed improvements to the current facility. We are working hard to transform this school to become the local school of choice for the young people in Shrewsbury.’’

Ms Sarah Finch, CEO of the Marches Academy Trust, comments ‘‘The funding marks the next stage in the development of Shrewsbury Academy. Working together, we will ensure that an excellent education in great facilities takes place for the children of Shropshire and this remains our number one priority. Mr O’Toole and I are committed to empowering teachers and their communities to be the best they can be and to provide the best facilities for the young people in our Trust’’.