School Building Update

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Phase 3 (Block A - School Building facing Gatwick Road)

Wilmott Dixon our building contractors are on schedule to hand over the new ground floor of Block A to the school on Monday 4th September. A number of suppliers and contractors will be onsite installing furniture and equipment during the rest of that week. A few contractors will also be on site in Block B working on the new Primary Library, Primary toilets and Exams Office.

Tempting as it is, there will be no access to staff, students or parents to Block A during the week 4-8th September to allow the contractors to work unimpeded, so that we are ready to teach in the lower part of Block A from Monday 11th September. This does mean that we will have another 2 year groups in Block B for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the first week back to school. Mr Hall has been working hard to plan two Secondary Timetables, one for the first three days back and then one for when the Secondary Phase move into Block A from Monday 11th September.

Block A first floor is ahead of schedule and is now targeted for handover in October.

Phase 4

Wilmott Dixon have been instructed to undertake Phase 4 of the school's development. The scope of Phase 4 includes: Sports Hall; MUGA (Multi Use Games Area); Block C (Reception, Canteen, Library and additional small group rooms); Reception Playground; conversion of temporary rooms in Block B and a new façade.

Subject to planning permission, Wilmott Dixon will be on site in Spring 2018. The build programme will be around 12 months.

Planning

The extension of our temporary planning permission is being considered by Crawley Borough Council and will go before the development committee, probably in October.

The new planning application for phase 4 works will be submitted later this month.