Castledon School

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Why is an expansion at Castledon School needed?


There is increased need for provision for children and young people with moderate learning difficulties in South Essex and the need to replace temporary classrooms, which have reached the end of their life cycle, will place considerable pressure on Castledon School if not addressed. Demand for places at the school has grown over the years, due to population growth and a rise in the number of children and young people who require a special school place, putting pressure on the school’s infrastructure. Pupil
numbers at the school have been increasing steadily and at the same time the school has accommodated a wider range of special educational need; whilst classroom capacity has expanded the specialist spaces required to meet both increased numbers and a wider range of needs is not sufficient and needs to be addressed. The school is dependent on the temporary classrooms to accommodate existing pupils and without the new facilities ECC will no longer be able to meet current needs and have no capacity within the existing building for the forecast increased pupil population.

What is proposed to facilitate the expansion?

New Two Storey Building

The building will provide a new fit for purpose teaching facility that will contain a range
of specialist and general teaching provision, extending the school’s offer to provide
a broad curriculum that is tailored for their requirements and pupil needs. The new
building will be constructed to achieve net zero in operation and an Energy Use
Intensity of 61 kWh/m2yr using an all-electric solution.

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