Cornelius Vermuyden School

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The Cornelius Vermuyden School
Type Academy
Headteacher Mrs Carol Skewes
Location Dinant Avenue
Canvey Island
England Coordinates: 51°31′34″N 0°34′10″E / 51.52623°N 0.56936°E / 51.52623; 0.56936
DfE URN 115336 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 900
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16

Cornelius Vermuyden School is a secondary school with academy status for boys and girls ages 11–16 with a specialism in the arts. Located in Canvey Island, Essex, the school is named after the Dutch land engineer Sir Cornelius Vermuyden (1595-1683) who reclaimed large areas of fenland in the UK, and supervised the construction of the sea walls around Canvey in 1623.[1] Designed by Nicholas Hare Architects, the school was built 2010-2012 and replaced the majority of the schools' first buildings which were opened in the early 1970s.[2]

The school holds the Sportsmark award and the Specialist Schools Trust have recognised the school in their 'Most Improved Schools Club'. Pupils from the school were involved in the creation of a large mosaic on Canvey seafront in 2007. The project was funded by Essex County Council and the BP petrol company, and the results earned the praise of the chairman of Castle Point Council's environment committee.[3]

The Karslake Centre was opened on 15 September 2005 by Paul Karslake.[clarification needed]


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