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Plans Unveiled for New Faringdon Academy of Schools

4th February 2014

A new ‘masterplan’ for the transformation of the Faringdon Academy of Schools site in Oxfordshire has been unveiled.

Designed by Capita on behalf of Faringdon Academy of Schools, the plans comprise two design stages; the first involving  the development of a new general classroom to replace an ageing temporary classroom at the site’s Community College, and the second, the expansion of Faringdon Junior School to create much needed additional primary school places.

The Faringdon Academy of Schools comprises Faringdon Community College, Faringdon Junior School, Faringdon Infant School, Watchfield Primary School, Shrivenham Primary School, Longcot & Fernham Primary School, Buckland Primary School and John Blandy Primary Schools, which currently accommodate 2400 pupils in total.

The new academy designs will help meet the growing local demand for school and college places which has been fuelled by the town’s rapid population growth in recent years. The project will be built by Capita’s partner Carillion, which will utilise the latest methods of design and construction whilst retaining the strong local character of the area.

The design work is due for completion in February, with construction works at Faringdon Junior School set to commence later on in the year.

John Banbrook, Business and Finance Director, Faringdon Academy of Schools said; “Capita stepped up to the challenge and our project brief, delivering their design solutions within a tight timescale. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Carillion on the next phase of this project.” 

The efficient delivery of this project for Faringdon Academy of Schools highlights an effective working Partnership, with a positive presence in Oxfordshire.

Ken Davis

Ken Davis

Design Associate Director, Capita

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