Planning Permission GRANTED!


25 October 2017

On Tuesday 24 October 2017, Blackpool Council’s Planning Committee granted planning permission for a new academy school within Blackpool to be called the Armfield Academy.  Armfield Academy will provide facilities for up to 1,280 pupils in nursery, primary and secondary education (ages 2-16 years).

As well as addressing the aspirations of the council and the local community, the scheme also meets the future needs of FCAT - Fylde Coast Academy Trust - and will ensure a high-quality learning environment, which will enhance the educational offer within Blackpool. The construction contractor is Conlon Construction.

A spokesman 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. Through the delivery of the Armfield Academy, FCAT hopes to raise academic standards significantly by ensuring rigorous monitoring and accountability measures.