It is with great pleasure I can announce that Myton will now get a school rebuild. We got the call yesterday afternoon from the DfE confirming this and whilst it has been a protracted process and, at times, a bit of a battle, it is brilliant news. Our students and this community deserve to have the very best school and some of our buildings are tired and old, and although they contain some great memories (and a lovely big office with a balcony for me), they are past their useful life and cost a fortune to maintain.
Myton has been put into the Schools Rebuild Programme. This means that all our buildings will be assessed on their conditions so we expect that along with the RAAC area of lower school, upper school will also get replaced as it is 70 years old with all the same issues as lower school apart from the RAAC. The rest of our buildings are far newer so will most likely remain, but this is speculation at this point, we will have a far more detailed picture at some time in the summer term as well as a timeline. However, we do know that following the assessment of our buildings and the decision as to what gets rebuilt, there is a design phase, then planning and also going out to tender. After that, a build of this size will be two years or so meaning the whole process could take up to 4 years.
In the meantime, we continue to push the delivery of our modular build which will give us lots of space and lovely big rooms to use whilst everything else continues. It is important the students currently at Myton get the best facilities and the modular build will provide this. On top of that, Oakley School is on track, so we are scheduled to take full possession of our new building at the front in September.
Overall, this year has been and will continue to be a battle but from next year we will have more space than ever, great rooms and can enjoy them until we move into our brand new Myton School. The future looks far brighter now than it did in September, and in the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy my view and balcony!
With best wishes for half term
Andy Perry – Head TeacherClick here to return to the current newsletter