Plans submitted for £40m school at former power station

BAM has submitted proposals for the first all-through school to be constructed in Staffordshire.

If approved, the school is set to be constructed on the former Rugeley Power Station site, now under the ownership of ENGIE, undergoing transformation into a new neighbourhood.

Designed by Glancy Nicholls, the £40m school initiative aims to cater 420 primary and 750 secondary school students, along with a 52-place nursery and a 200-place sixth form.

The proposed facilities encompass a multi-use games area, sports pitches, sports hall, and parking spaces.

Operated by the John Taylor Multi Academy Trust, which already oversees several successful primary and secondary schools in Staffordshire, the school is receiving funding from the Department for Education as part of the government’s Free Schools program. ENGIE is also making a substantial contribution, along with additional support from Staffordshire County Council.

Pending planning approval, construction is scheduled to commence in March of the following year, with the school slated for opening in September 2025.

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