£6.5 million expansion for The Stonehenge School
The Stonehenge School in Amesbury has been allocated £6.5 million to provide a brand new two storey teaching block. Due to open in September 2018, the new building will contain 23 teaching rooms, including four specialist IT suites alongside additional staff rooms, office accommodation and a new Reception area. Planning permission will also be sought for an additional smaller block, adjacent to the extension, to enable demolition of the existing 1950’s building in order to create extra playing field space on site.
The secondary school currently has 640 pupils on roll but growth in demand for places will raise this to 900 by 2020 and an estimated 1150 by 2025. Head Teacher Nigel Roper and Chair of Governors Kelly Godwin welcomed the planned expansion of the school. “This is an exciting development which will make our vision of a bright, modern, fully equipped 21st century school a reality for the Amesbury community,” they told the Journal. The project is being managed by Wiltshire Council and, subject to planning consent, construction is expected to start at the site on Antrobus Road in June 2017.