ST AGNES ACADEMY
SCHOOL EXPANSION UPDATE MARCH 2017
The new building is now weathertight and the windows are in. Underfloor heating has been installed in the ground floor. Room partitions are largely complete and ready to be boarded on the ground floor while upstairs partitions and ceiling have commenced. The first fix mechanical and engineering work is progressing well. Installation of the PV panels on the roof is due to commence the week before the Easter holidays. At Easter, Kier will be putting in power and connecting up to the original building.
The School Grounds
A bigger school will mean we'll need more and better outdoor facilities. This isn't just about playtime - we want to develop the outside space so we can use it as an exciting and stimulating outdoor learning environment too.
Staff, children and parents are really excited about this, and have begun work on an ambitious 'vision' for the grounds. We hope the whole school community can get involved in developing the school grounds more creatively.
An initial meeting of school staff and interested parents led to a range of suggestions being made by pupils, parents, staff and other members of the school community.
Our Academy Trust, ACE, is working in partnership with the Eden Project, who have agreed to help all schools in the Trust to develop outside space. We feel very fortunate to have them on board. A landscape architect from Eden has begun to work with us to see some of those initial ideas through to fruition.
This project is in its very early stages and will involve substantial planning, fundraising and building. It is likely to start in earnest once the builders are finished, at the beginning of the next school year. We will update you as the project progresses. The aim is simple: to give St Agnes ACE Academy the best outdoor space for miles around!
We have been assured that consultation will commence very soon on resubmitted plans for the proposed school crossing. We share people’s frustration that this process is taking a long time, and are eager for suitable proposals to be approved so that work can be completed to provide a safe pedestrian crossing outside school.