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APPROVED PLANS: King’s Academy extension

APPROVED PLANS: King’s Academy extension

The King's Academy on Stainton Way in Middlesbrough, Image: Google Maps

The council has approved plans for an extension to be built at a secondary school in Coulby Newham.

The extension at The King’s Academy on Stainton Way will create a further eight classrooms across two floors to house an increased number of students and will be accessible for students with limited mobility.

Alongside classrooms, there will also be new toilet facilities, a lift and two offices for Head of Department staff.

The two-storey extension will be attached to the existing school building on the south-western side of the school.

The council has approved planning permission for The King's Academy to build an extension to house eight classrooms, Image: The King's Academy

On A-Level results day in August 2021, the school announced that five of its pupils, who all received three A*s at A-level, will be attending Durham University following their success.

The school will be hosting the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) to roll out vaccines for covid-19 and for seasonal flu for pupils.

However, a spokesperson for The King’s Academy stated that no child will be given the Covid vaccination at the school without the  School Age Immunisation Service receiving parental consent.

In May, the academy was required to close a few days early before half term after a number of positive Covid cases were reported in different year groups.

The King’s Academy is an 11-18 secondary school and is part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, alongside Bede Academy in Blyth, Christ’s College in Sunderland, Emmanuel College in Gateshead, Grace College in Gateshead, and Trinity Academy in Doncaster.

The foundation was set up by Sir Peter Vardy, John Burn OBE, and Lord Michael Bates, to create new schools with a Christian ethos.

David Dawes has been the principal of the school since 2015 after he replaced Chris Drew.


Words: Emily Craigie, Local Democracy Reporter

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