Kingswood Academy, Hull
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
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Kingswood Academy (formerly Perronet Thompson School and Kingswood College of Arts) 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.
History and design
Perronet Thompson School was built in 1988. 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 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. 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. On completion of the new building the school changed its name to Kingswood Academy. The school is now sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust.
- Thomas Perronet Thompson, Hull-born parliamentarian
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- "Hull City Council : Kingswood". Hull City Council. Archived from the original on 1 July 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "Kingswood College of Arts". www.wearekingswood.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2013., School website
- (Building Schools for the Future). "Kingswood College". www.flickr.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013., official construction images