Cromwell Community College is officially launched

New buildings open day - and official ribbon cutting at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris. Left:

New buildings open day - and official ribbon cutting at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris. Left: Kevin Manley of Cambs County Council and Principal Jed Roberts . - Credit: Archant

A four year project to completely overhaul the Cromwell Community College came to fruition when £12m worth of building works was unveiled.

Since 2009 a massive project of planning and preparation has now produced buildings to give the pupils, present and future, an environment ready to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century, said principal Jed Roberts.

“We have a fantastic, new improved environment for learning across the whole curriculum and leisure for the whole community,” Mr Roberts said.

With the support of Chatteris Town Council, Fenland District Council, the Football Association and the LA there has been close to £12m spent on the College site.

Within the work has been a new suite of rooms for Technology, ICT and a new Sports Hall.

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Also created is a fitness suite and dance studio and an all-weather sports pitch with a 3G rubber crumb surface and changing rooms.

Two new Science labs have also been built along with the whole school being given a fresh look facelift.

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The college officially unveiled the new look and announced that it is holding open days and tours for the public to see how the centre offers outstanding education opportunities to its pupils, said Mr Roberts.

“We are ambitious for our pupils and their achievement is at the heart of everything we do as we strive to recognise, nurture and reward that achievement in all its man diverse forms,” he said.

The college has around 1,100 students and became an academy in June 2012.

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