Sustainability Features and Their Performance

Water conservation

Water conservation
Rainwater harvesting system is not only designed for environment protection, it is also integrated into the school’s curriculum as a living tool to raise student’s awareness.


Inclusion and participation
Local Skills Workshops
The project was a good practice case study in partnering, with close collaboration between the Client, design team, contractor and school officials delivering a bespoke facility of the highest quality on time and within budget. Leadbitter’s site team regularly met with the Client representative and the school’s headteacher and transition coordinator throughout the project.

Impacts on the students' learning outcomes

Impacts on the students’ learning outcomes

  • Pupil enrolment up over 50% from 2007 when project was announced .
  • Year 11 students enjoyed the schools best ever results with over 50% of students achieving 5A*-C or equivalent
  • Teachers confidently predict that in 2010, 67% of Year 11 students will achieve grades 5A*-C

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Facts and Figures

Local involvement

As a result of local briefing workshops and over a 100 targeted mailshots, thirty-three per cent of all subcontractors appointed were local firms. This lead toan average of 45 per cent local labour

The building as an educator

Ecological issues were discussed with the school's EcoGroup and the final design includes a pond and wildlife area to increase the biodiversity of the site and act as a live teaching resource

Assessment and rating

BREEAM Excellent (73%)

Category B energy rating 30 points  gained in the Energy credit section of the BREEAM assessment

WLGA - CLILC Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru / Welsh Assembly Government