Building is part of new era of Huntingdon school as an academy

Pupils from Key Stage 2 show off the building and new uniform with headteacher Stephanie Baldwin. Pi

Pupils from Key Stage 2 show off the building and new uniform with headteacher Stephanie Baldwin. Picture: HELEN DRAKE. - Credit: Archant

It is an “exciting” time for a Huntingdon school which is enjoying a new extension just months after becoming an academy.

The new £250,000-£300,000 building at Cromwell Academy - formerly known as Cromwell Park Primary School - was completed just before Christmas.

Used for special educational needs provision and funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, it includes a sensory room, intervention room for activities like small group work, and a redeveloped sensory garden.

The school became an academy in September last year and changed its uniform, swapping navy blue jumpers for black to make a black and white theme.

Stephanie Baldwin, headteacher, said: “Becoming an academy has been very exciting because it gives us the opportunity to create our own curriculum. “We were very appreciative of the money for the extension to make the children’s lives better.”