Entries by Lyn

FLOODING CLOSES SCHOOL

Falcon Junior School, in Sprowston, had to shut on Monday due to internal flooding. There is no heating or electricity in the main building due to water in the electrics. Edward Savage, headteacher, said it is unknown when the building will be operational. From Thursday (January 23), pupils in years three, four and five will […]

£86m Building for Learning and Teaching

The new £86m building, designed by Hassell, will include learning and teaching facilities for its Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students. It will also allow the Adam Smith Business School to continue to grow. It will be the fourth major new building to be delivered through the university’s £1bn campus development programme, which is redeveloping the site […]

Application in progress for a £63.5m school investment

A planning application has been lodged for a new high school in Cardiff. If progressed, the new Fitzalan High School will represent a £63.5m investment and would involve the existing school replaced with a new-build school on land next to the Leckwith Stadium in the Canton area of the city. It would be a ten-form […]

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£14.6m expansion for Cambridgeshire School

A school in Cambridgeshire is set for a £14.6 million expansion which will see the creation of new classrooms, sports pitches and a new pre-school. Cromwell Community College in Chatteris will receive a new look with all refurbishments set for completion in spring 2021. Renders by construction company Morgan Sindall – who are carrying out […]

New School to Reflect Local Character

A new Ness Side Primary School and nursery will boast 24 classrooms and serve the Ness Castle area to the south of Inverness. Highland Council has already approved 984 new houses in the area. The school is expected to have a roll of more than 850 primary and nursery pupils by 2032, but hopes to […]

PROBE REVEALS £11.7m OVERSPEND ON NEW SCHOOL

Auditors have recommended a series of improvements that need to be made at Northamptonshire County Council in the wake of a probe into an £11.7m overspend building Northamptonshire’s newest secondary school. The wider learning report about the Northampton International Academy build lists poor project and contract management, weak and inaccurate reporting from senior officers to […]

Increasing incidence of arson attacks on school buildings

Roselyon School in Par Cornwall now destroyed by fire   A Cornish school has become the latest victim of arson attacks on school buildings. Although no longer used for educational purposes the building served the community as a holding space for recycled furniture and household equipment, which would ultimately benefit less well off members. The […]

NEU says current policies will take 361 years to renew our school buildings

The National Education Union say that their new analysis highlights the inadequacy of the government’s school building programme The National Education Union have claimed that the Conservative’s programme for school buildings is so inadequate that at the current rate of progress it will take a further 361 years to renew the school estate. The government […]

TOPPING OUT OF BUILDING DESIGNED TO SCHOOL TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon and Associated Architects, have celebrated the topping out of a new School of Engineering building. The topping out of the building, designed by Associated Architects, marked the latest step in the creation of the facility is being developed alongside the new UK Rail Research and Innovation […]

USA School goes Flicker-Free

The Health and Cost Benefits of Flicker-Free Lighting By John Davenport Several years ago, the Nordonia Hills City School District near Cleveland, Ohio, was looking to implement an energy conservation program. When one of the district’s schools, Rushwood Elementary School, began to study the available options, its administrators considered a number of factors—including the fact […]