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Work on our £1.3 million project to improve the Design and Technology block started soon after our return in September with good progress being made so far.  The renovations to the building, which was built in the 1970s, are due to be completed in March 2018. A new roof and new electrics will be installed and the inside of the building will be totally remodelled to make best use of the space. The school has also contributed £130,000 to the project and we were thrilled that our online crowdfunding campaign raised about £18,000 towards enhancing the fixtures and fittings.

It comes after the school secured a £1.3milion government grant. This money enabled us to install a new fire detection system over the summer and will help to pay for the refurbishment of the design and technology block.  Lessons in the area have continued as much as possible while the builders are in.

We have also started building work to install four new tennis courts, plus three netball courts to replace those lost when Alderman Knight School’s new Sixth Form Centre was built on the previous tennis courts.  The new sporting facilities, which will also benefit the community, are being created between the path that runs alongside our all-weather pitch and Alderman Knight School. They will be floodlit, with future-proofing features also being installed, so that in time we can create a covered area.

"The transformation of the DT teaching area is an exciting time for Tewkesbury School.  It’s about continual improvement of the facilities that will enhance the educational outcomes for our young people.  Since I started here just over three years ago, that’s been high on my agenda. It’s brilliant news for Tewkesbury School”.

Martin Thomas

Director of Business Management