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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Drop in to see the future of The Grangefield Academy

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Proposals for a brand new building and teaching facilities at a Stockton academy will be shared with the public next week.

The Grangefield Academy will be sharing exciting plans for its proposed redevelopment which include a new high quality building and enhanced sports facilities to replace the existing premises.

This will provide a first class learning environment for academy pupils and a range of facilities for community use during weekends and evenings.

The academy is to benefit from multi-million pound funding through the Priority Schools Building Programme if the plans are approved.

The Priority Schools Building Programme is delivered by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) who has appointed Kier Construction to design and build the development.

Those who have an interest in the school, including local residents, students, staff, parents and carers are invited to see the initial drawings at next week’s special drop-in session.

The drop-in will be held between 12:00 noon and 8:00pm on Monday 24 March at the Media Centre on The Grangefield Academy site. There will be opportunities to see the plans and meet representatives from the school, Education Funding Authority and Kier Construction to discuss the proposals.

Councillor Ann McCoy, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The drop-in session is the ideal opportunity to share your views on the exciting proposals for The Grangefield Academy and I would urge anyone who has an interest in the school to come down to see these initial ideas.

“We are committed to providing the very best education and learning facilities that we can, so it’s vitally important to hear feedback from local community members and people who use the school.”

Interim Vice Principal of The Grangefield Academy, John Taylor, said: “This is a great opportunity to share our initial ideas with the public and see what the new academy building and additional facilities could look like.

“I’m looking forward to hearing the views of parents, students and members of the wider community on our proposed ideas.”