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Current Works

Windows being fitted this week and next. Internal work progressing well. Work begins this week on the external cladding and finishes.

SLT Visit to check on progress March 2017



The cross laminated timber (CLT) which provides the main frame for the new hall is now being assembled. The precision made parts will be arriving from Austria over the course of the next 3 weeks and being assembled by the local building team.


The foundations are now complete. Last week is one of the busiest for the project in terms of traffic due to amount of concrete required in short space of time. Thanks to our local residents for their patience while this was undertaken. The foundations will be complete in a few days.

The construction of the cross laminated timber frame will begin on November 10th. Further details to be posted here shortly.

New Build Updates for Residents & Parents

Construction of the new multi-purpose hall has begun

Beard construction began onsite on Tuesday 30th August. They are currently working and preparing ground works for the building. An outline of the building programme will be displayed here shortly along with some pictures of the progress. The building is due to be completed in March 2017.

Please contact the academy if you have any questions or concerns with the construction process.

Tim Harkins, Business Director tim.harkins@shoreham-academy.org

Key Educational Drivers for Proposed Building

1.            Exams venue (The Sports hall and/or main hall can be affected for up to 117 days per year. The new space would allow us to use these specialist spaces for lessons nearly all year round.

2.            Social and Catering space (The current central atrium can seat just over 350 students and even with a split lunchtime break space is extremely limited for students. When it is wet, the spaces we have for students to be able spend their break and lunchtime are inadequate. We could drastically reduce overcrowding and waiting times for food with this new building.

3.            Additional teaching space for Sport and PE (Even with the sports hall available we have insufficient space for all of our PE/Sport classes if the outside spaces are unable to be used due to poor weather.)

4.            Additional teaching space for Performing Arts (The drama and dance classes can often be negatively impacted by other events and productions being undertaken in the main hall. The new space would enable these subjects to be able to deliver their curriculum in a suitable space all year round.)

5.            Additional Assembly space (Provides flexibility to hold assemblies all year round and have two large group meetings simultaneously meaning less disruption to lessons when this needs to occur.

6.            Community use and events (As a self-contained building with catering, display, sporting and comfort facilities this will become an excellent resource for community use in a multitude of ways. This will also generate some income which will be reinvested to support teaching and learning at the academy.)


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