The first phase of Rudheath Senior Academy’s stunning £9m transformation is close to completion.
The Middlewich Road school is undertaking an ambitious remodel of its buildings after a blaze caused extensive damage in 2017.
The first phase of the Pheonix Project – costing £3m – has seen a new entrance, a staff hub, new staff toilets, new office space, revamped gardens and six new classrooms created.
All the rooms have brand new furniture and state of the art ICT equipment.
Steve Docking, CEO of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) which runs Rudheath Senior, said: “The school is un-recognisable and this is only the start.
“Phase two is now under way will be complete by 31st August. This will see three new ICT rooms, a catering classroom, a revamped entrance and new learning resource centre.
“Phase three will start in September and will see the remaining areas of the school brought up to the same high standards.
“The changes will improve the environmental psychology for everyone. It is truly a great space.”
Funding for the dramatic rebuild has been obtained via an insurance payout and significant Government grants.
NWAT, which took over the academy’s management in November 2018, has a record of transforming schools, and is one of the highest performing trusts in the country.
Rudheath Headteacher Lee Barber said: “This marks the start of a new era for Rudheath.
“It feels like a different school, the new facilities will make teaching and learning a much better experience for everyone.
“I’m looking forward to getting everyone back to school in September so we can truly move forward with our plans to improve every aspect of education.”
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