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Kingsway New Build 2022

New school building – planning application

We are excited to let you know that a planning application will soon be submitted for a new building at the school.

The new building will be three storeys and developed on part of the existing hard play area at the back of the school (to the east of the site in proximity to the Stiups Lane site access). It will provide new science laboratories and technology classrooms, as the current science and technology block is no longer fit for purpose.

The existing building will be demolished once the new building has been brought into use. In place of the demolished building, a new landscaped courtyard with a high level canopy will be created. Both the new building and the canopy will include solar panels on the roof to help to achieve sustainable design goals and to tackle climate change.

There will be no change to existing vehicle or pedestrian routes into the school site, and there will be no impact on the existing car parks or the playing fields within the site. There will be no change to staff and pupil numbers; and during the build process the school will remain fully operational.

This development is funded by the Department for Education as part of their School Rebuilding Programme. Tilbury Douglas Construction has been selected by the Department for Education to design and build the new building. Tilbury Douglas is a national construction company with lots of experience of building schools.

Please click HERE to view a document that outlines our proposals in more detail ahead of the planning application submission.

Please click HERE to see our summary information flyer.

We are also holding a drop-in event at the school for anyone that wants to find out more or to ask any questions. The session will run from 4.30pm to 7pm on Monday 4th April and you can drop-in at any time.

If you have any comments or queries on the current proposals, please send these to Kingsway-Park-High-School.uk@avisonyoung.com by 13th April 2022.

Tilbury Douglas will be submitting the planning application later in April 2022. Once the application has been submitted, it will be available to view and comment on online via Rochdale Council’s Planning Portal:

https://publicaccess.rochdale.gov.uk/online-applications/

Subject to achieving planning permission, construction will start on site in Autumn 2022. We are aiming to complete the new building by Autumn 2023, and then works will continue to demolish the existing building and to create the landscaped courtyard and canopy until Spring 2024. Segregated access for construction will be from Stiups Lane and Turf Hill Road.

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Kingsway Park High School

Turf Hill Road
Rochdale
OL16 4XA

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First Bus – Drivers Strike

We’ve been advised that First Bus Drivers will be on strike again next week which will lead to disruption on Tuesday 18th January.  Therefore, the following school bus(es) will not be operating:

Affected Service

884 Service

Alternative buses

458 or 590 to Rochdale and change to R7 or 435

 

School services provided by other operators will continue to operate as normal but disruption is expected on the general bus network to services such as the 409.

Information will also be provided on the Transport for Greater Manchester website at tfgm.com/school-bus-disruption.

A further strike is also likely to take place on Thursday 20th January.

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Kingsway Park High School

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Rochdale
OL16 4XA

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ACSEED Award

ACSEED Award

Kingsway Park High School is proud to have been accredited with the ACSEED award! This award recognises schools which are providing high quality emotional wellbeing and support. As an ACSEED accredited school, Kingsway Park High School invests in the provision and maintenance of emotional wellbeing support programmes. Kingsway Park has received this award due to implementing best practice towards emotional wellbeing support for our young people including; a safe and supportive environment in which students can seek support, early intervention for young people who may show signs of mental difficulties and work with outside agencies to provide the best support in the interests of our young people. We also work tirelessly to end the stigma around accessing mental health support. This is something that we feel passionate about and it is particularly important due to the difficulties of the last few years.

We are very proud to receive this award as it reflects our dedication to the emotional health and wellbeing of our young people.

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Visit By Brabners

Visit By Brabners

Five lawyers from leading North West commercial law firm Brabners visited a group of Year 10 Citizenship and RS classes to encourage more students to consider careers in the law.  The visitors are led by partner Helena Davies and include a mix of solicitors and trainee solicitors who shared their experiences of working in the law.  Brabners, with offices in Manchester, Leeds and Preston employing around 400 staff, is seeking to recruit lawyers from more diverse backgrounds as part of a corporate social responsibility drive.

 Mr L Davies, Teacher of Social Sciences, commented "The visit has been a great success in engaging Kingsway Park High School students to consider law and the professions generally.  Our students were a credit to the school and really put the Brabners team to the test with an array of challenging and thoughtful questions". A great morning was had by all!

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The Newcomer

Just before half term, a group of our INA students took part in a workshop with theatre director, actor and writer, Joyce Branagh. This was organised through Oldham Coliseum Theatre, with whom Kingsway Park High School have a close relationship and collaborated with several times.

The students discovered the story of Zofia, a nurse in Rochdale for nearly 40 years, who came to Oldham in 1952 after a difficult childhood in Poland.

Through games and discussions, the students explored the issues of what a community is and how Zofia may have felt moving to a new country as such a young child.

70 years later, the students, all originating from other countries, spoke of their own experiences of starting a new life in a new place. They explored positives and negatives; differences, surprises, how life is easier and perhaps how it is more difficult also.

‘Very pleasing’ was how the students praised school, appreciating their education and the help and support they have been given.

Well done to our students for being so enthusiastic.

Thank you to Joyce for working with our students, a big thank you to Ben Cain and Oldham Coliseum Theatre for taking a workshop with the students and for inviting us to take part in this interesting, relevant project.

 

The Newcomer

INA Students taking part in the workshop with actor and writer Joyce Branagh

The Newcomer

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