Kingswood Academy, Hull

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Kingswood Academy
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Perronet Thomspon (opened 1988)
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Kingswood Academy (opened 2013)
Type Academy
Headteacher Dale Jackson
Chair Tony Clark
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 Kingswood Academy

Kingswood Academy is a secondary school on the northern fringe of the Bransholme housing estate in Kingston upon Hull, England.

The school opened in 2013, it was built as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme as a replacement on the same site for the Perronet Thompson School, (later known as and Kingswood College of Arts) which originally opened in 1988.

History and design[edit]

Design of the Perronet Thompson School began in 1984 by the architects department of Humberside County Council. Construction began in 1986, with John Laing as the main contractor. The school had a non-conventional design designed to maximise heat efficiency, with a central atrium illuminated by a barrel vault.[1] The school opened 1988.[2] In 1999 the school was closed due to poor performance.[3] It was reopened and renamed Kingswood High School, receiving 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] This programme saw 17 new schools built in Hull, including Kingswood Academy, at a cost of £123 million.[5]

Construction of the new 1,350 pupil capacity school began in April 2011, with a stated construction cost of around £25 million. The school was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and built by the "Esteem Consortium" with Morgan Sindall as the main construction contractor. Initially planned to open in September 2012, opening was delayed to January 2013.[6] On completion of the new building the school changed its name to Kingswood Academy.[7] The new school building opened in January 2013.[8]

When the Academy opened as an AET Academy free school uniform was distributed in order to improve the image of the academy and its pupils in the local community.[9]

In 2009 1,067 pupils were enrolled at the school; in 2012 the number had dropped to 797 students.[10]

Dale Jackson replaced Bob Dore as Principal in 2015.[11] As of 2016 the Academy had 588 pupils.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perronet Thompson School, North Bransholme". www.steelconstruction.org. NSC. January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "BBC - Humber - Voices - Kingswood High School". BBC Humber (BBC). Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mixed reaction to school closure". BBC News. 13 January 1999. 
  4. ^ "Kingswood College building, 'the Starship Enterprise', will be torn down and replaced". This is Hull and East Riding. 13 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "City schools project misses out on award". Hull Daily Mail. 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Sources:
  7. ^ "Sneak preview of new £25m Kingswood Academy". Hull Esteem Consortium. 27 August 2012. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "New Hull schools Andrew Marvell, Kingswood Academy and Oakfield to open to pupils". Hull Daily Mail. 8 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Knass, Katie (7 September 2013). "Free new uniform is a smart move for Kingswood pupils". Hull Daily Mail. 
  10. ^ Source:
  11. ^ Mackley, Elizabeth (30 November 2015). "'We have no limits on what young people can achieve' – Kingswood Academy head Dale Jackson". Hull Daily Mail. 
  12. ^ "Kingswood Academy". Schools and College Performance Tables. Department for Education. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 

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