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 email@example.com
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.)