As part of the PfS National Framework, we have secured nearly £500 million of academies and One School Pathfinder buildings. We are excited by how we can transform lives through higher education achievement made possible by each new academy we create.
Well-designed academies can raise educational attainment in often deprived locations and give long-term benefits for a whole local community. In the instance of our Oldham Academies, they can be used to encourage better community integration. Other academies, such as our BREEAM Outstanding Hope Academy in St Helens, show how academies are at the forefront of low carbon, energy efficient thinking, which can be replicated in other sectors.
Academies like City Academy, Hackney, have been endorsed by the Prime Minster as an illustration of how the new learning facilities can breath new prosperity into an inner city area.
The Willmott Dixon approach is to work closely with sponsors, local authorities, teachers and pupils to realise their very special and individual requirements for each academy. That also includes ensuring we spend 40 per cent of an academy’s budget within the local community.
Projects we are responsible for include:
• Ark Academy, Wembley
• Bexley Academies
• City Academy, Hackney
• Hereford Academy
• Hope Academy, St Helens
• Kettering Academies
• Landau Forte Academy, Tamworth
• Middlesbrough BSF
• Oasis Academy, Coulsdon
• Oxford Academy
• Skinners’ Academy
• St Anne’s Academy, Rochdale
• Waingels College, Wokingham