New £2.3 million Science Centre at John Kyrle High School.

On Monday JKHS was given planning permission for its new £2.3 million Science Centre. This is the latest stage in a long process involving much work by the school and the local education authority. In 2018 the local authority secured funding for the school because of its rapidly increasing student number, in part due to new housing developments in the town.
Since then, the school undertook a building capacity exercise and identified the need for improved science facilities.

Work will begin on the new building later in the summer.

The completion is planned for early spring 2022.

Headteacher Nigel Griffiths has informed staff, trustees and members. He will update parents after half term.

Mr Griffiths said:

“As we emerge from the pandemic, the timing of the new building couldn’t be better. This, and the record number of pupils applying to join the school in September, is further indication of our success and our long-term ambitions.”

The school has consulted with the local community on increasing its pupil admission number for future years, confident it has excellent staff and facilities to meet increased demand for places.