Weydon School is the first school to be built under the 'ModCell Renewable Schools' banner.
The replacement classroom block within the grounds of Weydon County Secondary School. The new 6 classroom block replaces a smaller 2 classroom block, so accommodating the existing student intake and the increase for the forthcoming 2010-2011 term. The design, by White Design Associates, was developed in close consultation with the school.
The anticipated start on site, by contractors Deekes & Steere , is during the summer of 2010, ensuring no impact on remaining school activities and exam timetables.
Major works are targeted to be completed during the school summer holidays by September 2010, with an opening date of Autumn half term in October 2010.
Weydon School is a state run mixed comprehensive school, which was awarded with specialist science status in 2003. It caters for pupils aged between 11 and 16, and has an outstanding reputation as a ‘vibrant and innovative school committed to high standards and traditional values’.
The school has identified a number of objective:
The design team has consulted with the school and local planning authority on a number of occasions and the response to the design to use innovative technologies.
The school also defined an exciting building, which although is of prefabricated construction, is to avoid the typical square box; as realised by the Knowle West Media Centre in Bristol, an education building also constructed from ModCell.