Lincoln special needs academy to open next summer

A new alternative provision Free School academy will open in Lincoln in the summer of 2019, accommodating space for around 60 pupils.

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has already started work on three new academies in the county, including at the site on Macauley Drive in Lincoln.

The Springwell Alternative Academies project is being delivered in partnership with Wellspring Academy Trust and will create more than 180 places for students aged 4-16.

Two brand new facilities will open on in Lincoln and on New Beacon Road in Grantham.

Three existing small teaching blocks are being refurbished, remodelled and extended to create a new academy at the former Monks Dyke Tennyson secondary school in Mablethorpe.

All three schools are expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.

An artist impression of the Springwell Academy in Mablethorpe, which is set to open in 2019.

The academies will provide learning opportunities for children and young people who are unable to attend mainstream schools for a variety of reasons ranging from mental or physical health difficulties to behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

Each academy will accommodate around 60 pupils and will feature specialised teaching spaces, an assembly hall, SEN (Special Educational Needs) therapy room, sensory room, hygiene room, fitness suite, parents’ room and multiple use games area.

An artist impression of the Springwell Academy in Grantham, which is set to open in 2019.