The Kingswood Academy, Hull

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Kingswood College of Arts
Kingswood High School - geograph.org.uk - 21739.jpg
Type Academy
Headteacher Bob Andrews
Chair Tony Clark[1]
Location Wawne Road
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU7 4WR
England Coordinates: 53°47′54″N 0°19′34″W / 53.79836°N 0.32618°W / 53.79836; -0.32618
DfE number 810/4009
DfE URN 139118 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Ages 11–16
Website www.wearekingswood.co.uk

Kingswood College of Arts (formerly Perronet Thompson School) is a secondary school on the northern fringe of the Bransholme housing estate in Kingston upon Hull, England. As of 2012 the school had 797 students in total, down from 1067 in 2009.[1]

History and design[edit]

Perronet Thompson School was built in 1988.[2] The building was unusual in having very few windows on the exterior walls, instead taking light from a large barrelled glass roof stretching the length of the building.

In 1999 the school closed due to poor performance.[3] It was later renamed Kingswood High School and received funding under a government programme to specialise as an Arts College.[2]

In 2011 Hull City Council decided to demolish the school, and rebuild it with better facilities as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.[4] Construction of the new 1,350 pupil capacity school began in April 2011, for completion in January 2013, with Morgan Sindall as the main construction contractor.[5] On completion of the new building the school changed its name to Kingswood Academy.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sources:
  2. ^ a b "BBC - Humber - Voices - Kingswood High School". BBC Humber (BBC). Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mixed reaction to school closure". BBC News (BBC). 13 January 1999. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kingswood College building, 'the Starship Enterprise', will be torn down and replaced". This is Hull and East Riding. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Sources:
  6. ^ "Sneak preview of new £25m Kingswood Academy". Hull Esteem Consortium. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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