Initial enabling works have concluded for the new school building, with construction to commence this Autumn.
At a meeting of Council on Thursday 31st August, councillors unanimously agreed to proceed with the construction phase of the school build with a date for breaking ground to be confirmed.
Enabling works have been ongoing at the school site since late last year and are nearing completion.
An extensive engagement exercise was undertaken within the local community earlier in the year, resulting in several revisions to the design and layout of the main building based on the feedback received.
The amendments include a larger and fully enclosed hall with performance space and an increase to the number of enclosed teaching spaces.
Since the devastating fire of 2019, an extension to the existing sports block, including new changing rooms and gymnasium, has been completed in time for the start of the new academic year and is being used by the school students.
Other elements of the initial works including the installation of a 3G pitch and running track are nearing completion and are scheduled to be finished by mid-September.