Local parents, pupils and local residents will have an opportunity to drop in and view the plans for the rebuild of Mayfield School at a public information event at the school from 3.30pm - 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
The drop in event is hosted by the contractors, Kier, to share the aspirations for the construction of a modern purpose-built 'all through' school on the east field of the Mayfield site. There will be an opportunity to view the architectural plans and design images for the new school building and talk to representatives from Kier, the DfE, Portsmouth City Council and the school.
The redevelopment is subject to planning approval and the formal planning process and expected timescales will be explained at the drop in event.
The council successfully bid for investment in Mayfield school, and the re-build is a government project which is led by the Department for Education (DfE) funded under the Priority Schools Building Programme. The investment will provide a high quality education environment for around 1420 pupils.
Alison Jeffery, Director of Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council said "I encourage the community to come along on Wednesday 15 May to find out more about the exciting plans for a new, state-of-the-art school. It has been planned so there would be no disruption to pupils during the building programme. Once the new school is ready, the pupils and staff will move to the new building."
David Jeapes, Headteacher at Mayfield School said: "I'm delighted that we are at the stage to share the plans with the local community. The council, Mayfield Staff and Governors have all worked very hard over recent years to create an ‘all through’ school which benefits children and our community. They deserve a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, educational environment."