The long awaited moment has finally arrived - we have now taken ownership of the new building. Last year, we were successful in securing a central government grant to provide a long-needed hall and dining facility for the school. The modern design is aimed to complement the existing 1810 listed building, using a combination of brick, wood and stainless steel, to provide an exciting and visually pleasing, flexible space.
It includes a professional catering kitchen that is able to deliver high-quality nutritious food, not only at lunchtimes, but throughout the day to parents, staff and children through the Academy Café. With the large and spacious facilities, lunchtimes are radically different. We are able to supply home cooked food in a family-orientated dining environment, where food is served at the table rather than from a serving hatch. We are currently recruiting a chef, who will create the menu in preparation for the exciting opening of our new, lunch time offering after the Easter holidays.
During the day, the flexibility offered by the partition walls allows us to create either a large assembly/dining hall, or a sports hall and an adaptable teaching space. The focal point of the main hall, covering one whole end, is the professionally-designed climbing wall, which enriches our physical education offer, giving opportunities to children of all abilities. The entire facility is in keeping with the rest of the school with cutting edge, high-quality technology embedded seamlessly into the infrastructure and overall feel of the building. The new hall is 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.