Stour Valley Community School has taken delivery of a new minibus ahead of its grand opening in September.
The bus will be used to take students to competitive sports matches, the theatre, local places of interest or to participate in community projects.
It will also be used for out reach work with local primary schools.
Derek Blake, a governor at the school said: “This is a significant landmark in the development of Stour Valley Community School which will now be an even more visible part of the community.”
The academy school is being built as part of a £4.5 million phased building programme which is due to be completed by September next year.
It will be run by the Stour Valley Educational Trust is to open on the site of Clare Middle School which closes at the end of term.
Christine Inchley, headteacher said: “Having the minibus means that we can enhance the learning of our own students, fully engage in both local and national competitions and provide teaching expertise and resources to others in the community.
“This is a fantastic resource which is going to be hugely beneficial to all those involved with the school.”
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