Building update March 2018
Friday 23 March 2018
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It has been exciting to revisit the designs for the school, which provide excellent provision for high quality teaching and learning experiences. Some of these plans have been included on the following pages for your information.
The school includes seven good sized classrooms, with Key Stage 2 (Years 3,4,5&6) on the upper floor. All classes have an outdoor area, including balconies upstairs. There is a hall, a catering kitchen, a library and lots of addition space for group work, meetings and offices. Extended Schools also has its own room, labelled as the Community Room.
Structural engineers have been refining the fine detail of the plans for the building. This includes options of materials to be used on certain elements of the building, plans for drainage and floor coverings.
We have also looked at IT solutions with Joskos, our IT provider and begun to look at plans for furniture, fittings and equipment.
Caterlink have been involved in kitchen designs so that they meet their specific requirements for providing a healthy balanced menu for breakfasts, lunches and teas.
BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. It is a sustainability assessment method. BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the wellbeing of the people who work in them and help protect natural resources. Our new school will be targeting a BREEAM rating of very good, which is in line with our Green School ethos.
This takes into account the climate of each space and includes elements like: amount of light, acoustics, heating and cooling. Also taken into account are energy ratings, water usage and ecology to name a few.
The next stage of the process is for the preferred contractor to finalise their designs and proposals and return to the ESFA for approval.
The program is scheduled to be updated in accordance with this by mid April and the next build update will follow the completion of this process.
The contractor is well aware of the final deadline of September 2019 and financial penalties are in place if this deadline is not achieved.
There is nothing in the program as it currently stands which creates a risk of not achieving this completion date.