Phase 2 - demolition of old buildings
When the new teaching block was completed in February 2020, science, computing, art and design technology lessons were moved from the old buildings into the new classrooms. The old buildings were then scheduled to be demolished. We were also provided with temporary accommodation for the dining room, library, and for the administrative offices.
Demolition was expected to take 3 to 4 months beginning in March 2020. It was expected to be the most difficult phase of the project as movement around the site was restricted and there was less free play space available at lunchtimes.
In the event the successful - and planned - move into the new teaching block over the half term break in February 2020 was followed just three weeks later by the - unplanned - closure of the school due to the coronavirus pandemic. Work on the project ceased for a while during lockdown and restarted after adaptations were made to ensure COVID-19 control measures were in place. In the event, little time was lost on this phase and demolition of the old buildings continued roughly on schedule and was completed by July 2020.
For pictures showing the progress of Phase 2, click here.