Expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy

We have plans for an expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy secondary school, which will provide 900 school-places in a new building at Parkland Village just outside of Weston-super-Mare.

The expanded school facilities, which are funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, will help to increase intake so that growing families from across the area can access local schooling for years to come. It is hoped that the modern classrooms and teaching facilities will have a positive impact on pupils’ attainment, providing them with opportunities to get the best start in life.

Following consultation in April 2021, a planning application for the school was submitted. Planning permission for the scheme was granted in September 2021 and works to prepare the site for construction are now underway.

Watch our online engagement to find out more

On  21 April 2021, North Somerset Council, Cabot Learning Federation and our project contractors, Kier gave presentations about the school expansion at two online engagement sessions.

The presentations included project overviews, timelines and information about proposed designs.

The presentations are now available on YouTube to view.

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Greener by design

The expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy is more than just an investment in a building, it’s an investment in the future of the region and its young people.

North Somerset Council is helping to tackle the climate emergency with an ambitious plan for neutrality by 2030. The school expansion will lead by example, with designs that meet high standards of energy efficiency and environmental performance.

We’ll be working with Passivhaus certified contractors to ensure modern, sustainable methods of construction are used, to help cut emissions and disruption.

Plans also include a new learning pavilion to be opened before construction begins. The Kier Sustainability Lab will offer both young people and adults the chance to learn how they can access jobs and training in the growing green building industry.

The pavilion will open later in 2021/2022.