This October, ground was broken at Teign School to prepare for the construction of a brand-new science facility. Seven modern laboratories and an accompanying prep. room will be built utilising £1.6 million of capital grant funding.
Head Teacher, Suzannah Wharf said:
“We are very excited at Teign School at the prospect of having new science accommodation. We wish our students to be inspired by their science lessons and a greater proportion to have ambitions and aspirations to further their learning beyond school following science, engineering and maths career pathways. Having new labs for students to study and learn in will certainly support this aspiration as well as providing an excellent environment that supports all students’ learning”.
The money (specifically for building work) was allocated to Multi-Academy Trust ‘Education South West’ by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Such money is not to be used to support the general operation of schools. The ESW Board then decided to assign the money to Teign School to improve their science facilities.
This building work is being carried out by ‘Skinner Construction Ltd’. Also involved in this large-scale project are architects ‘LHC Urban Design Ltd.’, project managers ‘W T Hills Ltd.’, ‘Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers’ and structural engineers Airey & Coles. The anticipated finish time for the scheme is July 2020 ready for next academic year.
The science project follows on from other modernisation work that was carried out at Teign over the summer break. The ‘J block’ refurbishment, also grant funded and allocated to Teign School, aimed to improve the decoration, roofing and heat management issues in the front of school building that houses the school’s reception area. The facelift has created a modern, more spacious area to greet visitors to the school. Redecoration of the whole block has made it bright and welcoming. The upstairs’ corridor has also received an upgraded roof which means the teaching rooms remain temperate for students in all weather conditions.