A planning application for our new academy building is due to be submitted to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, however, before submitting our proposal, we would love to hear your comments!
The proposed secondary school will meet a critical shortfall in school places in Barnsley, providing 900 pupil places. It is proposed that the main school building, associated sports hall and hard play areas will be located on the site of the former buildings. The existing playing fields to the south will be replaced with grass pitches and an Artificial Turf Pitch, all of which will be available for community use outside of school hours. A dedicated and generous area will be provided on-site for the drop-off and pick-up of pupils, accessed via Keresforth Close. Drop-off and pick-up will be contained within the site to avoid disruption on the local public highway. A separate car park will be provided for staff including electric vehicle charging and disabled provision. We are currently in discussions with the Council about the provision and maintenance of an area of Public Open space in the south-eastern corner of the site, adjacent to Broadway. Plans and images of the proposed development can be seen below.
Current School Location
By September 2023, the academy will open its brand-new facility on Keresforth Close, off Broadway. Designed to the highest specification, using the latest technology to provide the very best of educational facilities, Trinity Academy St Edward’s will be a fantastic, purpose-built school.
Until then, Trinity Academy St Edward’s is located at Eastgate House, 9 Eastgate, Barnsley. As this building was formally a college building, it provides an ideal location to spend the first two years of our educational journey. The building is equipped with science labs, art rooms and a cafeteria. For our P.E curriculum and extra-curricular activities, we utilise the sporting facilities at Honeywell Sports.
Our founding cohort and 2022 cohort will have the opportunity to visit the site at Keresforth and be able to see their future school built right in front of their eyes, getting involved in exciting projects linked to our STEM specialism to help design the final layout and look of their new school.