Pupils and teachers have been promised the "best possible learning facilities" in West Norfolk as the rebuilding of Lynn Academy continues at pace.

The multi-million pound building work will provide new classrooms for English, maths, foreign languages and humanities subjects, while learning suites for technology, art and music among others are also being created.

The school has said that top-class IT provision will be available for pupils, taking into account today's reliance on computers and other technology in the workplace.

Speaking to LynnNews.co.uk, principal Craig Morrison said that the work should be completed by Easter, adding that the academy's students "deserve the best".

A group of Year Seven pupils have been shown the new facilities, although only the bare bones are currently in place, including a concrete floor and steelworks. Despite this, the children were impressed, with one noting that the building will be "amazing for learning with other people", and another claiming that the construction is going to be "epic".

The work is part of wider improvements at the site, and between now and September the whole of the academy will be rebuilt or refurbished.

When the job is complete the school will be able to teach more than 1,100 pupils, up from the current capacity of 650, and vice principal Robert Ogden is looking forward to its completion.

"It’s huge because it’s a complete refurbishment of two blocks and a new build for a third. We’ve got brand new science facilities. We’ve got areas where much larger groups of children can be taught. There’s a new dance studio, new IT and music - it’s a complete overhaul. It’s a whole new ethos, a whole new direction. These are exciting times," he added.

According to the academy, its vision is to inspire its students and to enable each and every one to achieve as highly as possible through the best educational experiences.

It is a new type of school for West Norfolk as it is independent of local authority control but is sponsored by the College of West Anglia and Norfolk County Council.

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