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Architect, Race Cottam Associate’s, impression of the new school.
Architect, Race Cottam Associate’s, impression of the new school.

New Sheffield school plans given go ahead

31 July 2017

Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for Astrea Academy to be built in Woodside in the North East of the city, with building due to start this summer.

The new school will incorporate the existing Grade 2 listed former Pye Bank Board School building.

Kier Construction will be working with architect, Race Cottam Associate’s to carry out the work and the school will open in September 2018.  It will be run by Astrea Academy, who will be running events with parents and the local community in September to talk more about their plans.

Libby Nicholas from Astrea Academy, who will run the new school, said: “We are delighted that planning permission has been granted – the Astrea Academy Sheffield will be a beacon school, helping transform the local area and providing an education that inspires beyond measure.”

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council, said:

“It’s wonderful to see the old Grade 2 listed Pye Bank school being brought back to its former glory alongside the new school in Burngreave, and that a school for the north of the city for children aged from two to 18 years will be opening in the future.

“I firmly believe by working in partnership with Keir Construction, Race Cottam Architects and the school’s sponsor, Astrea Academy Trust, we have a great opportunity to create real asset for the area and for this new school to be a beacon of excellence for the wider community and to make a real difference to the life chances of many children, young people and families in our city.”