Deepings School gets another major new building
A major new building at the Deepings School received planning approval.
Now, school bosses say the teaching of arts, design and technology, will be ‘transformed’ when the building opens next year.
The school in Park Lane won funding for the three-storey building in a government Priority Schools Building Programme.
It adds to a new science centre, conference building, and Sixth Form centre built in recent years.
The 10,000 m2 Art, Design and Technology Centre will contain 13 classrooms and replaces a 45-year-old building.
School business manager Lisa Goodchild said the building will feature a 128m2 art and gallery building, plus dark room for photography and pottery facilities.
Though the timescale is still to be set, completion is expected in the next academic year. Classes will not be disrupted as the existing building will not be demolished until the new block is open.
Headteacher Richard Lord said: “When many schools are having to cut back on creative subjects, due to funding constraints and a narrowing of the curriculum nationally, we are delighted at the Deepings School to continue to offer a broad curriculum to all our students at all stages in their secondary education.
“We know that the new Art, Design and Technology Centre will allow us to raise standards further and be an inspirational space for the whole school community to enjoy.”