You may be aware that Mayfield School, with the support of Portsmouth City Council, was successful in obtaining funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the redevelopment of the school to address serious condition issues.
The ESFA undertook a full site survey and considered a number of options including the renovation of the existing building as well as the option to build a replacement new school on the site.
Following detailed consideration by the School’s Governing Body, Leadership Team and officers from Portsmouth City Council, it has been agreed that the least disruptive and most cost effective option is the construction of a modern purpose-built ‘all through’ school on the east field of the Mayfield site. The pupils and staff will move to the new school once the building is complete. Then the old school buildings will be demolished and the land redeveloped to provide green space for sports and recreation.
This option was chosen to minimize the disruption to current and future pupils in the school and offer Mayfield an opportunity to be housed in a purpose built ‘all through’ building with state of the art facilities. This development is, of course, subject to planning approval and as such, detailed plans will be shared with all interested parties in spring 2018 for your feedback.
It is anticipated that work will commence in the summer of 2018 and for all works to be completed by September 2020.