New £20m St Julie’s Catholic High School is making progress

The £20 million redevelopment of St Julie’s Catholic High School in Woolton is making rapid progress and is on track to open in September 2017.

Planning permission was granted in June 2015 to build a three and four storey building for up to 1,100 pupils. The new complex will also include multi use games area and sports hall which will be available for use by the local community, and will give the school more outside play space than it currently has.

The project is part of the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme, which will see at least 12 new schools built. It was devised as a rescue package following the scrapping of Wave Six of Liverpool’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project in 2010, and is one of the Mayor’s key pledges.

Thanks to the highly advanced engineering technology employed by Kier – the company responsible for constructing the new multi-million pound school – everyone at St. Julie’s has been able to witness the full scale new building emerge from the ground remarkably without disruption.

Headteacher Tim Alderman, says: “We are delighted with the rapid progress so far and Kier have been brilliant. There continues to be no disruption to the normal running of the school…it is very calm and quiet around the site and we are still on track to open in September 2017.

“We are now oversubscribed in year 7 having taken 14 additional pupils on appeal. This, coupled with the excellent results at A-level and GCSE in the summer, which went up significantly at a time when nationally they went down, means that it is a very exciting time be at St Julie’s.”

You may also like...