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.