School opening September 2017

As with any building project there are sometimes delays to construction. Should there be any delay with the building of RTS, this would not delay the opening of the school. The school would open as planned, in September 2017. However, it would be temporarily based in dedicated accommodation on the Education and Enterprise Campus site, utilising existing building space at the College. This space would be adapted to suit the needs of a school, with dedicated outdoor provision.

Building design

Based on the Education Funding Agency’s exemplar designs, the proposed new schools building is arranged around a central “heart” space, combining dining and social areas. This forms the communal central focus point for both schools and creates a welcoming entrance to the building.

Teaching spaces wrap around this central zone with departmental staff bases and offices dispersed throughout. The central location of halls within the floor plan allows teaching spaces to be located around the building perimeter with access to natural light and views out.