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Kingsley Academy “thrilled” by £29 million investment go-ahead

posted 4 Jan 2016, 01:30 by Martin Evans   [ updated 24 Jun 2016, 06:23 by Kingsley Academy ]
Kingsley Academy staff, students and governors are thrilled to announce that Hounslow Local Authority Planning Department unanimously approved their application for a brand new school on the Cecil Road site.

Construction work is scheduled to begin early in 2016 to allow the academy to move into their new building in September 2017. Hounslow students will have superb educational facilities which will be ideal for learning in the 21st century.

The £29 million build - secured through Kingsley Academy’s status as an Academies Enterprise Trust academy - will include:

· Dedicated music rooms
· Science ‘super’ lab
· Spacious art studios
· Dedicated ICT suites
· Self-contained sports centre
· Landscaped grounds leading up to the main entrance in the heart of Hounslow.

Principal Lesley Kirby, said, “With our new leadership and wonderful buildings, we know that the academy will be oversubscribed and so we have agreed to increase our capacity as of 2017 to 240 students in each year group. The project and the resulting buildings and facilities will provide the young people of Hounslow and surrounding areas with the learning opportunities and experiences that they deserve and need.”

The project to construct the new 1,400 place academy will be managed on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) as part of a £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme to rebuild or refurbish buildings at a total of 537 schools.