Expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy

North Somerset Council have plans for a 900 school-place expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy just outside 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. 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.

Contractors are currently drawing up designs for the expansion, which is to be located in Parklands Village. You can read more about the plans and tell us what you think by filling in our online survey using the link below. 

The survey is open until Wednesday 5 May.

Join our online engagement to find out more

If you would like to hear from North Somerset Council and our project contractors, Kier, we will be hosting two online engagement sessions on Wednesday 21 April at 1pm and 7pm. The sessions will last an hour and include presentations on the project, the design and more. 

Alternatively, you can sign up to our Major Projects newsletter to get updates direct to your inbox.

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. This will be called Winterstoke Hundred Sustainability Academy and 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.