As a forward-looking school, King’s is planning for a future that is every bit as exciting and distinguished as our history. We have recently revealed bold and ambitious plans that mirror the ambitions we encourage within our pupils.
Our exciting plans will deliver a new purpose-built school on land adjacent to our Derby Playing Fields. The aim is to deliver a school on a single site, replacing the current buildings at both Fence Avenue and Cumberland Street, so that we can bring together all of our pupils on one site.
This project will transform and centralise all our facilities, meeting modern educational requirements and providing the flexibility to adapt to future demands. The new school will support King’s already impressive academic achievements and enhance our provision in creative, musical and sporting activities.
Pupils and staff have been involved in developing exciting plans for the new buildings, helping to create an environment that meets the needs and aspirations of future generations.
The proposed site at Derby Fields will allow King’s to retain its historic links with our home town of Macclesfield at the same time as providing a large, rural campus in around 70 acres. The campus will be sympathetic to the landscape and use sustainable technologies. A world-class educational, cultural and sporting facility will result for the benefit both of our pupils and the wider community.
The new School will incorporate the latest educational thinking on classroom design, with versatility and interactivity at the heart of the proposals. Planned facilities include purpose-built accommodation for Infants, Juniors and Senior pupils, a Sports Centre with a swimming pool, multiple rugby, cricket and Astroturf pitches, a drama and performance hall, as well as a large main hall and sports pavilion. We are firmly committed to retaining a rural feel for the campus, maximising the opportunities of adjoining woodland and green spaces.
To ensure good access, King’s will continue its network of buses to bring pupils to and from school and expand links with local transport hubs.
As is often the case with plans as large and ambitious as these, we are uncertain as to exact timescales but hope that our ‘2020 Vision’ will be delivered within the next three years.