Big plans for Corby secondary school extension

Prime Minister David Cameron visiting Corby Technical School on the day a new batch of Free Schools are to be set-up. NNL-150209-135148009
Prime Minister David Cameron visiting Corby Technical School on the day a new batch of Free Schools are to be set-up. NNL-150209-135148009

A Corby secondary school has submitted plans to add a huge new wing to allow it to more than double its pupil numbers.

The Corby Technical School plans include 17 new classrooms, seven new ICT suites, an open study area, activity and drama studios, a dining room extension, a changing room, two work rooms, two music practice rooms, a control room, four offices, toilets and storage.

Technically Open: Corby: Corby Technical School, part of the Brooke Weston Trust, officially opened by Trust Chairman George Weston.

Friday 12th September 2014 NNL-141209-204410009

Technically Open: Corby: Corby Technical School, part of the Brooke Weston Trust, officially opened by Trust Chairman George Weston. Friday 12th September 2014 NNL-141209-204410009

The school has been hugely successful since first opening its doors in 2012. As part of the Brooke Weston stable, it was a pioneer of the Government’s free school programme.

It caters for pupils with a special interest in technical subjects including engineering, electronics and computer programming.

It was announced earlier this month that the school would be expanding to cater for the town’s expanding population.

And now plans have been submitted to Corby Borough Council that show the blueprints for the building that will allow the school to increase the number of pupils from 375 to 825.

Prime Minister David Cameron visiting Corby Technical School on the day a new batch of Free Schools are to be set-up. NNL-150209-135021009

Prime Minister David Cameron visiting Corby Technical School on the day a new batch of Free Schools are to be set-up. NNL-150209-135021009

Drawn up by local firm GSS Architecture the plans show a two-storey wing that will sit on the side of the existing building and will be similarly-clad.

A design and access statement submitted to planners says: “The outcome of the proposal will be a six form entry facility providing a high-quality education service in line with the Corby Technical School (CTS) and Brooke

Weston Trust (BWT) vision, mission and ethos.

“The design offers spaces for teaching a wide range of subjects and courses in a professional environment, offering staff and students a rewarding and exciting place to work and learn. Part of the CTS and BWT vision is to be at the heart of the Corby community working with locally-based leading technology companies and manufactures.

“Also forming part of the application is an expansion of the car park from 39 to 82 car parking spaces to accommodate the increase in staff and pupil traffic.

“Identified on the drawings is an allocated area for a possible future multi-use games area which does not form part of this application.”