Kingswood College takes shape as part of rebuild project
THESE images show Kingswood College of Arts taking shape as the school looks to move on to the next phase in its history.
The school is being rebuilt under the city's £400 million Building Schools For The Future programme.
Due to open in January, it is well on course to completion.
Construction company Morgan Sindall is building the school, as part of Hull Esteem Consortium.
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Head Nicole Swallow said: "This will be no ordinary school. We are breaking the mould and transforming the learning experience for all our students."
The current building in Wawne Road has not only been outgrown but is not fit for purpose.
A leaky roof and cramped conditions are not helped by sudden fluctuations in temperature, depending on what part of the building pupils are in.
"We are hindered by our current building," said Mrs Swallow.
"This new building is aspirational. It is absolutely on a par with everything around.
"The director of resources at Morgan Sindall, Tony Hammond, has been fantastic. He lives and breathes the building.
"He is absolutely not prepared to compromise on anything.
"We will have a building fit for purpose and a workforce fit for purpose. That is the vision and that is what we will get in the new building.
"It is raising aspirations all the time."
The building has been specifically designed to help individual learning, making sure each child follows a path which will suit them.
Mrs Swallow said: "Academic success is our priority but provision will be tailored to the needs of individual students, rather than arbitrary benchmarks.
"Students will be scientists in our industrial standard 'super lab.' They will be chefs in our kitchen, linguists, graphic designers, market gardeners, computer programmers, beauty therapists and decorators, in realistic, purpose-built facilities."
Students will also have access to a theatre designed to the same specifications as Hull Truck.
Mrs Swallow said: "Our professional theatre will be central to our create and perform curriculum.
"It will offer regular school performances, a home to amateur groups and become an established circuit theatre for professional artists and companies, as well as being fully equipped to operate as a cinema."
As well as superb facilities inside the school, pupils will have the chance to experience outside facilities including a horticultural area, vegetable patch and an amphitheatre.
A dedicated year seven area on the second floor has been designed to help with the transition from primary school.
It includes a roof terrace with views across the city.
The school will also offer adult education for local people to develop skills.
The school is looking to possibly convert to academy status once the new building is open.