New Term, New Buildings
As students returned to school at the start of this term they were greeted by the sight of hoardings stretching all the way round the old Maths and English block. Although not exactly aesthetically delightful, this fencing is a much longed for addition to the site, symbolising as it does the start of work on our new sixth form block. After months of planning and detailed contractual arrangements, Jenners, our building firm, have finally arrived at the school and are currently engaged in initial groundworks. Whilst it may be a further twelve months before the building is completed, there is something very exciting about the first steps and, whilst I suspect that the next year will not exactly fly by, it should not be too long before the old buildings are cleared in readiness for the new one designed to take their place.
It is our intention to maintain a photographic record of this project in the same way as we did for phase one, the Maths and English block. There will be regular updates on this website to ensure that everyone is kept fully informed as to progress, leading to the opening of the new facilities early in 2016. We are still waiting to hear whether we have been successful with our latest bid which would provide a further twenty two classrooms and replace finally all remaining temporary accommodation; results are expected sometime during April and we will let everyone know as soon as we hear.