Winterstoke Hundred Academy Expansion

North Somerset Council would like your feedback on plans for a 900 school-place expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy to be located in Parklands Village.

The Winterstoke Hundred Academy is managed by Cabot Learning Federation and based on Beaufighter Road. This proposed school expansion would see additional facilities for pupils aged 11 to 19, built nearby on the newly opened North South Link Road access to Locking Parklands, adjacent to the A371.

The expanded school facilities, which are funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, will help to increase intake so that growing families from across the area can access local schooling.

The plans include modern and spacious classrooms that we hope will provide young people with opportunities to get the very best start in life. The designs are also expected to include sports facilities and playing fields and will be built to high environmental standards. You can read more about this on the right-hand side of this page.

Work is now underway on the design of the school expansion, leading up to planning submission in May 2021. Fill in our short questionnaire to tell us what you think about the plans for the school and your priorities for the project’s delivery.

You can also keep up to date as the scheme develops by signing up to our Major Projects newsletter. Find out more at n-somerset.gov.uk/whae

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Greener by design

The expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy is more than just an investment in a building, it’s an investment in the future of the region and its young people.

North Somerset Council is helping to tackle the climate emergency with an ambitious plan for neutrality by 2030. The school expansion will lead by example, with designs that meet high standards of energy efficiency and environmental performance.

We’ll be working with Passivhaus certified contractors to ensure modern, sustainable methods of construction are used, to help cut emissions and disruption.

Plans also include a new learning pavilion to be opened before construction begins. This will be called Winterstoke Hundred Sustainability Academy and will offer both young people and adults the chance to learn how they can access jobs and training in the growing green building industry.

In the planning of the expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy the Council has considered the impact this could have on a range of equality groups including age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and marriage or civil partnership.  These groups are described as ‘protected characteristics’ in the Equality Act 2012. 

The school Equality Policy can be found on the school website at https://winterstokehundredacademy.clf.uk/wp-content/uploads/WHA-EqualityDiversity-and-Inclusion-Statement-20-21.pdf

In summary, our findings to date are that, if the proposals were to go ahead, the impact on the protected groups overall is positive. The EIA will be re-assessed at the end of this consultation period.

Timeline

  • Opened
    31 Mar 2021 at 14:00
  • Closes
    5 May 2021 at 23:59

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Details

Organisational Information

Contact Name David Peacock
Job title Project Officer
Contact Email David.Peacock@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01275 884390

Project Information

Aim of this consultation We are asking residents and community groups to tell us what they think about plans to expand Winterstoke Hundred Academy as part of the planning submission for the scheme. Planning submission is expected to take place on 24th May.
Close Date 05 May 2021 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Education - schools and adult learning
Context for this consultation Consultation responses will be shared with the project contractors and fed into the plans and the planning submission. We will make analysis of consultation results available as part of the planning submission in the Community Involvement Statement being prepared by Atkins.