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Our New School and Fundraising

Latest Update

This is an exciting time for Three Rivers Academy and we are delighted to share our plans for our new school building which is due to be completed in early 2018.

The new school will allow for an increased roll and provide state of the art, purpose built provision for our students, all under one roof.

The concept for the school reflects the best of modern, large school builds whilst also promoting the feeling of community and belonging.  Combining the best that large and small schools have to offer, the brand new school building will provide outstanding education and pastoral care. The new school will be housed completely under one roof, allowing for an increased roll and providing state of the art, purpose built provision for our students.

The Main School

Visually exciting, the school’s communal areas are open, airy and impressively grand but carefully planned to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere.

It will have state of the art facilities that include a full range of specialist classrooms for science and technology subjects, distributed ICT provision, a large library with dedicated quiet study areas, a dance studio, drama and theatre spaces, a six court sports hall, fitness suite, a full size 3G Astroturf pitch and much, much more.

Our approach recognises the contributions that all students can make to Three Rivers Academy and our Inclusion area provides support and guidance for those students requiring extra support to maximise their potential.

The Sixth Form

As a Sixth Form student at Three Rivers Academy, as well as highly qualified and dedicated staff, students will have access to a range of dedicated facilities within the Sixth Form centre. There are Sixth Form only teaching rooms, as well as study areas and catering and social spaces purely for their use. Situated at the front and top of the school, this area will be an inspirational space for our young adults to learn in.

As a part of the Howard Partnership Trust, The brand new school will continue to promote our ethos of ‘bringing out the best’ in all of the students who are part of the school community. We are excited about the new developments at Three Rivers Academy and what it can offer to both current and prospective students when it opens soon.

Autumn 2017 update

Most of the work on the new school is now focussed on the inside of the building as the last of the roofs and exterior walls receive their final finish. Work has progressed to the point that rooms are close to being finished and decoration is well underway. The changing rooms for PE are tiled, the internal glazing is installed, walls have been painted and soon flooring will be going down. All of the furniture is now ordered and the procurement of ICT equipment is not far behind. This will be installed in the New Year ready for students to move in.

Students were welcomed back in September with the exciting prospect of using the 3G Astroturf pitch and the MUGA for their PE lessons. It’s fair to say that they were very excited to have such a fantastic new facility and it has certainly been put to good use. Also, outside the new artificial cricket wicket and long jump track and pit have been installed and landscaping of the grounds has started. To provide the school with some of the finishing touches e.g. lighting for the performance spaces and replacement of old furniture, there has been a very active fundraising campaign taking place. A recent charity golf day organised by Bam, the construction company building the new school, raised a fantastic £14,000! These activities will continue as we look to provide students with the best possible facilities in the new school.