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New Bristol Oasis Academy completes

The brand new two-form primary school on Marksbury Road will open for pupils in September 2015

Posted by Hannah Oakman | May 08, 2015 | Bricks & mortar

Bristol City Council has announced the completion of Oasis Academy Marksbury Road, a brand new two-form entry primary school in Bedminster.

The completion was marked by a formal ceremony at the school, when Skanska Construction handws the new-built school back over to the council.

The design and build of the new school building has been delivered by Skanska Construction, working alongside the Homes and Community Agency, as part of the South Bristol Gateway regeneration project. It will provide 420 primary school places, accommodating two forms of entry from reception to year six.

The design of the new school includes 14 classrooms plus additional space for Special Educational Needs (SEN) use, a new kitchen and a sports hall, while the grounds will provide new playground space, green areas and a multi-use games area. Low-carbon construction methods and renewable technologies will help the building to achieve a BRE Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘excellent’ rating.

Oasis Community Learning has been selected to run the school, following a formal council-led process. The handover of the school from Bristol City Council to Oasis will be celebrated later in the year. The school will open in September 2015 led by Executive Principle, George Franks.

A high demand for more primary school places in the Bedminster area, as well as the development of new housing by the Homes and Communities Agency on the surrounding site, led to the decision to build a new school at Marksbury Road. The works are part of an extensive building programme to create school places, which will see 12,000 permanent primary school places created between 2011 and 2016.

 

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