The first year 7 students were admitted in September 2019 to Grotto site whilst the building works for the main school building are still in progress.
By September 2020 North Wing of the main building will be ready for occupation and so year 8 students will move to this area of the permanent building. Year 7 students will be based at the temporary building.
The temporary building is located on the Grotto Place site and has space for 6 classrooms, a group/seminar room, toilets, office space for staff, storage and a hall. There will also be an area of outside space for use at break times. The space will be a single building made using modular construction. As an indication of the quality that we are expecting, the technique to build the temporary accommodation is the same technique that will be used for some of the permanent parts of the main building.
The designs for the temporary accommodation can be viewed on the Southwark Council planning application website.
Facilities for the community
We expect to make the school’s facilities available for community use, both at Grotto Place and at the main school.
We are particularly interested in forming partnerships with any community organisations which, in addition to using the facilities, might bring some benefit to the school’s students or staff.