New Secondary School 2018 (Sutton Hospital Site)
CONSTRUCTION IS WELL ADVANCED ON THE NEW HARRIS ACADEMY SUTTON
Harris Academy Sutton opened with their first year 7 intake in September 2018, in refurbished temporary accommodation at Cumbrian House, on the old hospital site on Cotswold Road.
The new school on Chiltern Road has been designed for 1275 pupils including sixth form, with a high standard of accommodation providing for long-term flexibility and curriculum development. The building is being designed by Architype and built by Willmott Dixon to Passivhaus standard, to meet the council's ambitions for an excellent school environment combined with very low energy consumption. Sports and other facilities are also arranged to enable partial use of the building and site by the community outside normal school hours.
As of February 2019, the structure of the new school is now complete, roofs are watertight and the cladding of the facades is well underway. The internal partitions and building services have largely been installed and rooms are being decorated and finished progressively.
The new school building will be completed and a handover of the site to Harris Federation will take place in the summer of 2019, in preparation for the September 2019 intake of year 7 and 8 pupils.
For more information about the school please visit their website at https://www.harrissutton.org.uk/