We have been successful in securing a central government grant to provide a long-needed hall and dining facility for the school. Plans that have been drawn up by a company called NPS, on behalf of the Governing Body, will provide an exciting, visually pleasing and flexible space. It will include a professional catering kitchen that will be able to provide not only high quality nutritious food at lunchtime, but throughout the day to parents, staff and children through the modern “Academy Café”. This will build on the current service offered by the school. With the large spacious facilities, lunchtimes will be radically different. We will be able to deliver good home-cooked food in a family-orientated dining environment. During the day the flexibility offered by the partition walls will allow us to create a sports hall, and a flexible teaching space as well as a cyber café. Children will be able to change for PE in dedicated changing rooms. The front of the building will have a new main reception area.
The whole facility will be in keeping with the rest of the school and its cutting edge, high quality technology which will be seamlessly embedded into the overall infrastructure and feel of the building. The new hall will be used for assemblies, productions and musical performances, as well as being available for community use. We want it to be at the heart of the village of Broadclyst. During the academic year 2013/14 there will be the inevitable disruption due to the building work. We are endeavouring to minimise this disruption and are aiming to provide temporary dining facilities on the school premises.
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