PLANS for a planned new secondary school are to be exhibited for the first time.
The Northern Arc Secondary School project at Burgess Hill is part of West Sussex County Council’s wider development of 3,500 new homes led by Homes England.
An information session will be held at the Cherry Tree Center on Wednesday, July 20.
At the event, residents will discuss plans from the community project team, see the plans on display, and ask questions.
The secondary school is part of a new ‘all-through’ Northern Arc primary and secondary school run by the University of Brighton Academy Trust.
The secondary school would include all the facilities recommended by the Department of Education for a school of this size, including a dedicated dedicated support center with strong sustainability credentials in line with West Sussex County Council’s climate change strategy.
As a demonstration of this council’s climate protection pledge, the building is aiming for passive house certification, reflecting ultra-low carbon emissions in operation, with an acute focus on energy efficiency, insulation, on-site power generation, and zero fossil fuel use in the building’s operation.
In addition, the design minimizes embodied carbon as far as practicable.
West Sussex County Council is preparing to submit a planning application for reserved matters in August.
Nigel Jupp, West Sussex County Council’s Learning and Skills Cabinet Member, previously said: “We are relentless in our efforts to continue to improve educational standards whilst supporting the urban and rural diversity of our beautiful county to provide quality schools like this for every child Provide as outlined in our School Effectiveness Strategy.
“The University of Brighton Academies Trust is very experienced and already operates 15 schools in West and East Sussex, all rated Good or Excellent by Ofsted, so this proposed new school will be in extremely good hands.”
The Burgess Hill Northern Arc development at a site called Freeks Farm will include 3,500 homes, shops, community centers, a dual-site continuous primary and secondary school and another separate primary school.
It is being developed in a partnership between Homes England, West Sussex County Council and Mid Sussex District Council.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20263192.plans-new-secondary-school-burgess-hill-go-display/?ref=rss Plans for a new secondary school in Burgess Hill are to be exhibited