Local contractor Mick George Ltd is about to embark on an Earthworks project on behalf of Acrabuild which will kick-start a £6.7m scheme to create a new facility at Highfield Ely Academy.
The school, which is part of The Active Learning Trust, is the first school in the county to provide specialist and dedicated support and facilities for Special Education Needs (SEN) students aged two-years-old through to 25.
A dedicated wing for younger children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 will be created, and the former Early Years area will be refurbished to provide improved facilities for staff. This will bring the campus in line with the required standards.
A new block will house a hydrotherapy pool with changing facilities, sports hall and fitness suite, additional school accommodation, as well as independent teaching and social areas to meet the needs of young adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
A new provision for Cambridgeshire, LINC 19-25 (Learning, Independence, Needs and Care), will offer accredited courses and specialist therapy services to meet the personal, daily and medical needs of up to ten young people from September 2020.
The facilities are expected to be completed during the summer term 2020, ready for the academy to start using by September 2020.
Mick George, Managing Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’We’re very pleased to be involved with a project that will will provide students with a fantastic array of new experiences, to help support and stimulate them, as well as build their independence.’’