Green light for Blackpool’s Armfield Academy

Armfield Academy, Blackpool

Plans put forward by Fylde Coast Academy Trust for the 1,300-place Armfield Academy in Blackpool have been approved.

Croft Transport Planning & Design advised on highways matters for the planning application for the school, which will provide 1,280 places for children aged between two and 16 years old.

It will be built on the site of the former Arnold School off Arnold Avenue and Lytham Road.

Conlon Construction will be the main contractor on the scheme which is expected to be completed in time for the 2018/19 academic year.

Wendy Middlemas, project manager for FCAT, said: “The new school has been named after Jimmy Armfield in the hope that it will be a fitting tribute to such a well-known local sportsman, a respected member of the Blackpool community and act as an inspiration to future pupils.”

Phil Wooliscroft, director at Croft Transport Planning & Design, said: “We are proud to have been part of the planning team, supporting FCAT’s mission to help raise academic standards in the Blackpool area.”