The High School Leckhampton, is a brand new co-educational comprehensive school that will serve south Cheltenham. It is being built to cater for an expansion in pupil numbers at secondary level in the area. The school has been commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council but is being “sponsored” and developed by Balcarras. TG Escapes were appointed to provide a stand-alone modular eco-building to accommodate the schools’ intake in time for September 2021. The project was overseen by Evans Jones.
Liverpool College is the city’s leading school, delivering a strong holistic education for boys and girls, from age four to nineteen. Having increased their infant intake they needed to expand the junior provision with a modular school building.
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy, a part of the King Edward VI Foundation, needed an additional stand-alone space to house their 6th form year group away from the main school building. They wanted something special to help encourage the students to stay on to year 12. This building was completed on time and in budget in April 2021.
Originally, Samuel Ryder was a very small secondary school with about 250 students. A few years ago the Local Authority decided to extend the school’s provision to cover primary and secondary pupils. Since then the school, with an outstanding leadership Ofsted rating, has grown in popularity and demand for places has outstripped capacity. The Local Authority recently provided funding to further extend the school’s provision.