Academy Site:

The Academy is being built in 2 Phases: The Phase 1 Academy building will be ready for students joining the academy in September 2021. Watch the process from the architect’s initial designs to a fully functioning building on this page. We can’t wait to see the finished result and start inspiring our students in 2021. Please view the progress of The Phase 2 Academy building on the Academy Site Phase 2 page of this website.

September: We are open! 

We are incredibly proud to announce that Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy is officially open! We had a fantastic first day meeting our new students and touring the new academy building. 

September: Our academy is so close to being ready! We are getting really excited to welcome our founding cohort and start this exciting journey together. 



August: More exciting news, the building is now all in place and work is well underway inside to get the classrooms ready for opening. Our team of site engineers are busy fitting workbenches, science laboratory benches and food technology stations into classrooms. 


July :  Exciting news! The first sections of the building were delivered and lifted safely into place.   

June : The road into the academy ground has been laid and the cark park area has been marked out. Further work to prepare for the arrival of the modular buildings has now been completed.

May : More progress is being made at the Phase 1 site as the outline for the building is beginning to emerge.

April :  Construction work on the academy site is underway with marking out the perimeter of the Phase 1 site and laying the foundations for the building. Earth is being shifted to create the new academy entrance, its great to see the progress that is being made.


March :  Construction work on the academy site is now beginning. Planning permission has been granted and the site has been cleared in preparation for the building works to begin.

February: Below are the architect’s impressions of the Phase 1 academy building to give you an idea of how Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy will look in September 2021. The building programme will be in two parts: Phase 1 building will be built at one end of the site.  

January : The Phase 1 academy building site plan has been mapped out with entrances to the academy and main reception point.