Our Vision: The Arden Centre for Community Learning
The Arden Centre for Community Learning (ACCL) is a response to the strategic need to build new houses in our Community and in line with the results of the KDBH Survey which identified a clear need to improve leisure facilities (indoor and outdoor); education facilities and activities/facilities for young people
- A response to the strategic need to build new houses in our Community.
- KDBH Local Survey – clear need to improve Leisure Facilities (indoor and outdoor) and Education facilities and activities/facilities for young people.
- A New Arden with modern features and learning facilities that will further enhance students’ learning experiences and help retain and recruit the very best teachers in the country.
- Many more and wider opportunities for Community use.
- A new 3 storey 10 form entry school (as now) able to accommodate all the children in the Arden catchment area.
- A 600 seat Performing Arts Theatre.
- A Sports Centre with a possible swimming pool.
- A 4G floodlit pitch and MUGA.
- A Gymnastics Centre.
- A Day Nursery.
- A Youth Zone.
- Potential to co-locate a new Primary School.
- There will be full community use and the opportunity to engage young and old alike.
The benefits to our community of a new state of the art School and Centre for Community Learning
- A new state of the art School and Centre for Community Learning.
- Better Community Safety when travelling to and from school with a significant reduction in traffic and parking on journey to school routes.
- Significant yearly savings (£150,000) on site refurbishment and renovation enabling greater investment in learning facilities that will further enhance students’ learning experiences and pastoral care.
- Help retain and recruit the very best teachers in the country.
- New Youth Zone – a safe place for our young people to be active, happy and learn.
- A reduction in the school’s annual energy consumption creating savings of some £100,000.
- Better sport, leisure and learning facilities for the whole community during and outside school hours.
- NO impact on teaching and learning during construction.
- Building houses on many smaller sites will create more disruption and limited community benefit
- Supporting growth of the local area and related infrastructure.