The re-building of Top Valley Academy began over the October
half term 2015 with the building of the access road and site
compound. Carillion's aim is to build a high quality,
cost-effective, school with the minimum possible disruption to
children's learning. For this reason the project is phased so that
construction and demolition are co-ordinated over the building
We apologise to local residents for any disruption or
inconvenience during the building of our new school.
Time Line 2015 - 2016
Work begins week commencing 26 October 2015
Site compound and access road from Top Valley
Initial demolition of small Drama Studio from 6
- 19 January 2016
New Sports Hall construction begins November
Sports Hall completed by June 2016
Demolition of old Sports Hall and Drama Studio -
Summer Holidays (July/August 2016)
View the recent infomation sent to Parents and Residents
START JUST FOUR MONTHS AWAY!
Subject to final Planning Approval, a
start to the re-building of Top Valley Academy is just four months
away, with Carillion Equitix set to begin on site as soon as
Five years on from the cancellation of the previous building
programme, a complete rebuild of the current school buildings is
now a reality.
Peter Brown, Ex Top Valley Academy Principal said,"After a
long struggle, our students will finally get what they deserve: a
building fit for purpose with modern resources and facilities. It
puts a smile on all our faces!"
The new building will hold 900 students to accommodate the
current rapid growth in school numbers.
Malcolm Cowgill, Principal of Central College, Nottingham, Top
Valley Academy's sponsor, was also delighted.
"This is tremendous news. Top Valley is already a great
school for its students and its community: this investment is the
icing on the cake. At Central Academy Trust we are delighted that
the students, staff and parents & carers of Top Valley will
have a building to match the huge ambition of the Academy and to
accommodate the growth in numbers that we know is coming as the
academy goes from strength to strength."
A very detailed Construction Programme has now been presented to
the academy outlining the timeline for the building of the new
school, starting with the new Sports Hall and Dance Studio.
The new main building will then be constructed with the final
demolition of the old buildings to follow once students have moved
into the new school.
The building will ready in September 2017.
Nottingham Evening Post New Build Article -
PLANS for a new £18 million school will finally be put forward
today after a five year wait to get work started.
Top Valley Academy is submitting an application to Nottingham
City Council to demolish the existing school and replace it with a
new one funded by the Government.
It is one of 16 schools across the county getting cash from the
Priority Schools Building Programme to replace crumbling
The academy's head teacher, Peter Brown, said: "This has been a
long time coming because our original programme got cancelled in
2010 when the new government came in.
Read the full story here: 14/2/2015
Nottingham Evening Post
Article (this link takes you to an
Nottingham Evening Post - New Build Article - February
Top Valley Academy was one of dozens of schools that missed out
on the first programme and has had to wait more than five years to
get its project off the ground again - with a new plan being
Head teacher Peter Brown said: "Since then we have been focusing
on the value and culture of our school because it is not
always about the bricks it is made out of.
"We have many strengths and a brand new building will complement
them and make us even better.
"The new school will be built at the side of the one we have now
and once it is finished the old one will be demolished.
"It will be a more cohesive building which will be slightly
smaller but with more open spaces.
"We will be able to take 900 students, which we are approaching
now as we have more than 700 with us."
The school dates back to the 1970s has not changed much in the
last few decades.
The new building will cost roughly £18 million.
The academy's estates manager Joe Jackson said: "I left the
school in 1995 and came back in 2002 and a lot of it is exactly the
"From my point of view the new school will be a lot easier to
manage because everyday something needs fixing and that costs
"The new build has been a long time coming and I am looking
forward to seeing it."
Read the full story here: 9/2/2015 Nottingham Evening Post Article (this
link takes you to an external website)
Top Valley Academy - New School Build
As everyone is aware we are to have a brand new school in the
near future. I am delighted that we have been informed by the
Education Funding Agency that the company that has been appointed
Selected Bidder is Carillion Equitix. Having built
Terminal 5 at Heathrow and the new Birmingham Library, they
clearly have a great deal of experience and the expertise to
deliver a new building of which our community can be rightly proud
and an amazing new facility for our students.
Official consultation regarding planning is likely to be held
in early Spring. We are hoping that we will move in to the new
school in the Summer of 2017.
Peter Brown (Principal)
Top Valley Academy Rebuild
We are delighted to announce that Top Valley Academy is to get a
complete rebuild following its successful bid through the Priority
Schools Building Programme (PSBP), which has secured in the region
of £10 million. The rebuild has a provisional timescale of
September 2017, with the initial planning stage commencing
TVA have proven that education is "not about the buildings",
good buildings don't necessarily make a good school, but we are
delighted that this latest news caps off what has already been an
extraordinary year for Top Valley following a successful transition
to an Academy, record GCSE results and confirmation as the 4th
highest performing school in Nottingham. TVA is a school of
choice for parents.
Updates and latest developments will be available on the Top
Valley Academy website as they happen.
More information can be found on the DfE Website here
The baseline designs for the new buildings can be found