New Build 2020
Significant progress was made with the building programme during the summer period and some areas have been completed and handed over to the school for use, whilst firm completion dates are in place for the remaining areas.
We are really pleased with the new buildings and students and staff are already benefiting from the new areas provided.
10 Classroom Block
This building is the modular classroom block built on the playground. This was completed at the end of August and the furniture installed in in the last week of August/first week of September. Therefore, the building was ready for use in time for the students return to school. The block consists of 7 English classrooms, the English team office, an SLT office, year 7 and 8 toilets, a media suite and 2 year 6 classrooms which are currently being used for secondary phase art lessons. We are very happy with the standard of work from TG Escapes and their ability to bring the project in on time, during difficult circumstances. The English team are especially happy and are appreciative of the lovely new rooms that they are working in. In addition, students have commented favourably about the new rooms and enjoy being taught there.
The old MFL area has been successfully converted to 3 large science labs. This was completed on time and the furniture delivered so that the new rooms were ready for use at the start of September. The finish was to a high standard and we have been pleased with the work produced by Cadman construction.
6th Form Suite and Music Rooms
We are confident that works will be completed by the end of October and the building will be operational at the start of next half term (Monday 2nd November). The 6th form students are extremely excited about the prospect of having their own new space. This is going to be a large area, with a high-tech study room and importantly (according to the 6th form students) a new coffee machine. The music rooms are also expected to be ready for use at the start of November and the staff are very excited about the new performance room within this suite of classrooms.
Food Room and Technology Workshop
We expect handover of this area to be during half term, with the rooms ready for use immediately when students return on 2nd November. This includes a new kitchen for students to enjoy practical lessons and a high-spec workshop for Technology lessons. Students will benefit from using new equipment to enable them to produce the best work possible.
The playground is currently being dug up and the new tarmac will be laid on the primary side during week beginning 5th October and the secondary side week beginning 19th October, thus ensuring it is available for use after half term. This is important as we will need the space for students at break and lunch time once the wet weather arrives. This will include tennis and netballs courts which will be available for matches and training. There will also be a show court for the Sports Academy Team.
The art block is beginning to take shape and will consist of three large classrooms. The windows are in now and the wooden cladding is currently going on. We anticipate a completion date in late November currently and aim to have the building operational before Christmas.
Full Site Plan
New Teaching Block
6th Form and Music block