Building for the Future

Construction commenced in January 2024 on our exciting year long project to create a new Sports Hall and 220 seat auditorium.

Our ambitious project will see our previous indoor sports provision, the Gibbs Hall and surrounding buildings razed to the ground and the construction of a new Sports Hall, Auditorium and associated rooms. This new state of the art development will provide our community with facilities for sport and
drama, as well as a fantastic facility to welcome our parents and other key stakeholders to attend performances and other events.

We have installed a timelapse camera at the front of the site, providing minute by minute updates of the school development, giving all members of our community real time updates of the site. You can find the link at the bottom of the page.


The demolition now complete, all three buildings were flattened, materials sorted and removed and ground prepared the foundations. On Monday 12th February the official ‘Groundbreaking Ceremony’ was held where Mr Davies, Headmaster turned the first ‘sod’ of the build.


Much of March was spent preparing the site for the coming construction after the demolition of several buildings within the building site to the right hand side of our plot. With the construction of a new Sports Hall, Auditorium, Drama Studio and Staff Room as well as changing rooms and offices, it was imperative that the site team were extensive in their preparations.


The return to school after the Easter break saw much excitement from staff and pupils alike as the steel frame for the new Sports Hall went up. A skyline defining structure, although the same height as the old Gibbs Hall, due to the flat roof, it has an imposing feel. The contractors have chosen to use transparent hoarding, which has been incredible for the children on site to see the building site up close on a daily basis.


Every day in May felt like there was something significant happening. The pipework for utilities went in, the beam and block flooring for the Sports Hall was installed, the first bricks were laid at the back of the Sports Hall and the preparation for the roof put in place.


During the May Half Term, the steels for the auditorium went up, which meant that once again children were returning to School at the beginning of June to see enormous changes on the site. With the Auditorium steels in place you can get a real sense of the scope of the project and just how much the
landscape of the school will change. We also saw the roof parapet go on, and the brick work go up at a seemingly incredible pace.


Despite the unseasonable weather we have experienced this year in the UK, the project continues at an astonishing pace. The Sports Hall roof now complete, and the definition of our new foyer clear to see, with a curved reception area and first aid room and servery directly behind. The children are excited to see what it will look like when we return from the summer holidays – we are expecting the brick work to be completed and the inside work to start in the Autumn.