Campion School welcomes new £7.7 million sixth form centre
Campion School in Leamington Spa has welcomed the completion of its latest building project, which will improve facilities for both staff and students.
A new two-storey sixth form centre has expanded the school’s provision for pupils, as well as provided a bold, innovative entrance to the school.
Jassa Panesar, Headteacher, said: “We are extremely proud of the new facilities that we have been able to provide for our students and community. This is the result of several years’ hard work in order to ensure that our students have access to the most up to date facilities to further enhance their education and enrichment opportunities. The improvements will also ensure that our community can benefit from brand new modern facilities on their doorstep, further supporting Campion’s vision of being an inclusive, community focused school.”
Delivered by contractors Speller Metcalfe, the £7.7 million works incorporate the addition of a new multi-use games area (MUGA) and refurbishment of the existing sports hall, providing students with access to improved exercise and games facilities, as well as the option to hire for community use.
Mark Hudgeon, Regional Director, Speller Metcalfe said: “Speller Metcalfe has a longstanding history in the education sector and is dedicated to providing students and staff with state-of-the-art facilities. We are delighted to have worked with Campion School on this project and contribute to the education of young people in the area.”
General teaching rooms and a new staff room also form part of the expansion programme, which have been achieved by remodelling and refurbishing seven existing science and technician rooms, ensuring members of staff benefit from the works alongside pupils.
Furthermore, a ‘Grab and Go’ refectory and drama studio has replaced an unused area of the school grounds.
Designed by Pick Everard, the construction and refurbishments were delivered in time for the new academic year, catering for the increase of both pupils and staff.
The works were procured by Speller Metcalfe through their place on the PAGABO framework and are being carried out on behalf of Warwickshire County Council.