Artist's impressions of Hull's first 'free school' unveiled
THIS is how the historic Boulevard site will look when transformed into a new school.
The site, the former home of Hull FC, is to be transformed into Hull's first "free school".
Called the Boulevard Academy, it will open to pupils in September next year.
Construction firm BAM has been chosen as the preferred bidder to carry out the work and planning permission is currently being sought to build the £10 million school on the site.
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The school is one of a wave of free schools opening across the country which will be outside of local authority control.
It will offer the English baccalaureate – a qualification to reward pupils who pass five GCSEs, at grade C or above, including English, maths, one science, one foreign language and one humanities subject.
The school plans have been led by Carol White, a leading educationalist who has helped drive up standards across East and West Yorkshire for 16 years.
The Boulevard Academy Trust has also been set up to oversee the plans.
A spokesman for the trust said: "We are pleased to be working with BAM in developing our aspirations for the building.
"The building is designed to deliver the trust's vision of aspiration, ambition and choice.
"There will be a range of learning and social spaces where groups of pupils and staff can work together and pupils will be able to work in a variety of settings.
"The school is also being designed with the community in mind, with a range of facilities, including indoor and outdoor sport, art, dance, drama and conference facilities, which the community will have access to.
"Our aim is that the design reflects both the heritage of the site and the architecture in the area and that overall the building is viewed as an enhancement to the local area and local community."
The first pupils will start at the school next September.
Initially, 100 Year 7 pupils will begin, with the school growing each year.
It will eventually hold 600 pupils.
Parents can now put their name down for their children to attend the school.
Although it is out of local authority control, as with Hull's three academy schools, it will be managed as part of a co-ordinated approach to secondary school admissions by Hull City Council.
Parents' evenings will be held at the Boulevard Village Hall for those who want to find out more about the school and its ethos.
There will be parents' evenings tonight and Wednesday, October 3, both from 6pm to 8.30pm.