Co-located secondary school and area special school in Littleport

The Active Learning Trust has been granted permission from the Department for Education to sponsor these two new schools in Littleport following the withdrawal of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust as the previously proposed sponsor.

The Active Learning Trust currently operates 14 schools across East Anglia, five of which are in Cambridgeshire.

The planned opening date for the two new schools is September 2017. Construction of the buildings for the two new schools commenced in January 2016.

The scheme comprises the construction of a three storey secondary school building with associated hard and soft landscaping including access roads, and a two storey special educational needs (SEN) school building including a therapy swimming pool and associated suite.

As part of the scheme, the sports centre that currently occupies the site will be demolished and a new centre incorporated into the new main building complex. The existing site of the centre will be incorporated into the car parks and drop off bays for the school and sports centre.

The project is being delivered by Morgan Sindall as design and build contractor with Atkins and Mott Macdonald as their design team.

The project commenced on site on 4 January 2016 with a contract completion date of 20 November 2017. However, the buildings will be available for occupation when the term starts in September 2017. The contract completion date extends to November to allow time for the demolition of the old sports centre and completion of external works.

Works completed on site to date:

  • The ground remediation with band drains - completed 26 April 2016.
  • The piling mat and driving of some 4,500 piles - completed May 2016.
  • Morgan Sindall has now installed their full site set up.

Work in the next period:

  • Completion of pile caps, foundations and bulk earthworks.
  • The steelwork has all been ordered and erection should start in July 2016.


Ian Trafford
0-19 Area Education Officer

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01223 699 803

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