AT 6 o’clock on Friday 1st June the final contract was signed between Ormiston Park Academy and Balfour Beatty to build the new, high tech academy that the community of West Thurrock has been waiting for.
Building work is beginning now and completion will be during the summer of 2013.
The new school will stand on the current site, facing the community and will not only be spacious, light and have an amphitheatre, along with terrace classrooms, it will also have a new sports unit, cafes, a winter garden and an e- library.
The technology built in the new academy will match that of the most lucrative business and will include hand held devices for students, immersion and 3D technology throughout.
The academy that had an excellent OFSTED in November was proud when the head, Tess Walker was described as “visionary and passionate”. Now it can feel proud again as that vision and passion has led to the creation of the best educational environment that you could find.
The academy welcomes all who are interested to visit and see this development first hand.