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Matford Brook Academy - state-of the art facilities unveiled

Matford Brook Academy, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, will provide students and the local community with state-of-the art facilities.

The brand new, all-through school being built on the edge of Exeter within the Haldon Reach development will be opening in September 2023.

Covering approximately 9196sqm, the state-of-the-art building will provide excellent facilities such as a fully equipped theatre with raked seating, activity studio, spacious learning and resources centre and two recreational halls in addition to a dedicated dining hall. 

The extensive sport facilities include a traditionally built four court sports hall, a large 3G artificial turf all-weather flood lit pitches, netball courts, a full sized adult football pitch, a cricket square, a full sized adult rugby pitch, 400m athletics track and field provision, an outdoor learning environment including woodland area and a four-court tarmacadam multi-use games area (MUGA) parking and amenity space.

The construction of the 2 storey and 3 storey element building will provide space for 59 nursery places, 630 primary pupils and 750 secondary students and the opportunity for extensive community use.

Headteacher Emily Simpson-Horne comments: “It’s a hugely exciting time as we start to welcome students, parents, carers and staff into our Matford Brook family. Our all-through school will provide an excellent education that empowers children to believe they can, and should, change the world around them. Our values of scholarship, kindness and community are reflected in the opportunities our students, their families and those around us will have. With the incredible facilities that Matford Brook has available, there really is no limit to what we can achieve here together as we write our story.

I look forward to meeting families and members of the local community soon during open evenings and site visits and welcoming our first cohort of students for September 2023.”    

Moira Marder, Chief Executive of the Ted Wragg Trust, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone where we can share the excitement of these facilities with the local community. The school will provide a huge amount of opportunity to students and wider afield. As part of our ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools, strengthening communities through excellent education, Matford Brook Academy is set to have the best platform from the ground up, working in collaboration with our other schools and its local community to be the very best that they can be.”

Open evenings will be taking place in September 2022 for 3 levels of intake, with admissions opening in September for secondary places and November for primary places. Visit the website to book your space.

Secondary focus:

  • Monday 26th September
  • Tuesday 4th September  

Primary and Nursery focus:

  • Thursday 3rd November
  • Tuesday 8th November

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