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Morgan Sindall delivers 2,200 place School and Sixth Form in Kenilworth

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Morgan Sindall Construction has successfully delivered a brand new Kenilworth School and Sixth Form in Warwick as part of Warwick District Council’s plans to increase school places and improve facilities in the region. The school will officially open its doors to existing and new pupils in September 2023.

The project involved Kenilworth School & Sixth Form relocating from two existing sites to a new facility at Southcrest Farm, Glasshouse Lane in Kenilworth. Spanning over 36 acres of land, the new three-story campus offers 2,200 places, an increase of 440, helping to cater for the growing population in Kenilworth, a market town six miles southwest of Coventry.

Procured through the Pagabo Framework and delivered for Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust (KMAT) and Warwick District Council, the school is now one of the largest in the UK. The design includes extensive teaching and social provision including two floodlit all-weather pitches, natural grass pitches and hard-court areas; a dining room with “grab-and-go” options, hall and theatre, community sports and changing facilities, and a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) suite.

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Following completion, the community and local sports clubs will have use of new sports and leisure facilities, and community groups will be able to hire the hall/theatre and other facilities at the school. The local air cadet group, 496 (Kenilworth & Balsall Common) Squadron, have also been invited to share the facilities.

Richard Fielding, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said:

KMAT already had an existing reputation as one of the best schools in the area, so it was an honour to be a part of developing it even further. The completion of the new school marks exciting progress in the provision of public services for the growing town of Kenilworth. We are delighted to have completed construction works on one of the largest schools to have been built in the UK, and to deliver facilities which will benefit not only students and staff at the school, but the wider community for years to come.”

Hayden Abbott, Executive Head of Kenilworth School and KMAT, said:

The construction of the new school marks the start of a new and exciting phase for Kenilworth School and Sixth Form. The school already had a national reputation for excellence in education and, now following the investment in new technologies and state of the arts facilities, there is no barrier to Kenilworth School and Sixth Form becoming a world class provider known, both for its brilliance in innovation in education and construction, and offering the very best facilities for young people and the wider community. The excellent relationships with the team at Morgan Sindall, working closely with KMAT, our representatives and other partners, have ensured that the building and facilities will benefit many people in years to come.”