New Build/Refurbishment Update
New Build/Refurbishment Plans for Cliff Park Ormiston Academy
Barker Associates has been appointed by Ormiston Academies Trust as the main contractors for the planned new building and refurbishment package which will update the current facilities at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy.
The academy, which has been sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust since January 2014, has recently been designated “good with exceptional features” by Ofsted and has approximately 900 pupils aged 11 to 16. The academy is committed to raising the aspirations of the local community and the new plans will support them in providing outstanding opportunities for their students and the wider community it serves.
Phase 1 will be a state-of-the-art dining facility which will be built at the rear of the current buildings, allowing the academy to continue to operate. Once completed (in January 2018), this will be a landmark building that will put Cliff Park Ormiston Academy on the map.
The plans for the new build/refurbishment also include a new student entrance and a large lecture theatre space that can be used for assemblies, music and theatre productions, as well as a number of other flexible and personalised learning spaces, in particular, world-class Science laboratories and updated facilities for the already impressive Physical Education and Sports faculty.
Principal, Ms T Poulter, commented:
“Our new accommodation will provide an impressive educational environment that will help enormously as we strive to move from ‘good with exceptional features’ to ‘beyond outstanding’. This significant investment is extremely exciting and a further demonstration of Ormiston Academies Trust commitment to transforming the educational experiences for young people in Great Yarmouth and the surrounding areas”.
The ongoing work’s anticipated completion is scheduled for September 2021.