Enterprise South Liverpool Academy secures BSF funding

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Enterprise, the lead sponsor of the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy is delighted to announce that the new Academy building will be going ahead as planned following the decision of Secretary of State, Rt Hon Michael Gove.

At the beginning of July 2010, there were fears that the Academy may not get its state of the art new building after it was announced that the Building Schools for Future programme was to be reviewed. This left 123 national Academy projects in question.

In response to the cut backs, the Academy’s sponsors were required to prepare a business case for the funding for the new build. The submission has in recent weeks, been formally approved by the Department for Education.

Mark Sunderland from the lead sponsor Enterprise said “We are delighted at the decision of the Secretary of State to release the capital funding for the new building. This is a very positive step for the local community. As well as improving the education provision we had hoped to construct a facility that the whole community could benefit from and this is now a reality. Working with and investing in local communities is incredibly important to Enterprise. ”

The Academy will open on 31 August on the sites of the two predecessor schools New Heys High School and St Benedicts Catholic College. It is hoped the new building will be ready for occupation in late 2012.

Jack Pendlebury, the Academy’s Principal said. “This is tremendous news and represents a major step forward in our project to transform education provision in South Liverpool. I am extremely pleased with the degree of confidence and encouragement expressed by the people of South Liverpool regarding the Academy. We are determined to become an outstanding centre of learning dedicated to achievement for all. Although we have made a lot of improvements during the summer on the two sites of the Academy Campus (Heath Road and Horrocks Avenue) everyone is really excited about the prospect of moving into our new building in 2012. This is going to be a place that Liverpool can be proud of.”