New School


New school building project

We’re on a journey to bring a fantastic new school building and welcoming learning environment for Mercia’s students!

From autumn term 2024, students will occupy a brand-new temporary building on site at Sunnyside, with a longer-term plan also underway to deliver a permanent new school building for the 2027-28 academic year.

While the building students will occupy in 2024 is a temporary solution, the school will not feel temporary at all. In fact, students will enjoy a two-storey school building which will include:

  • Science labs
  • Food tech facilities
  • Drama studio
  • Classrooms and IT suites
  • Music room and practice rooms
  • Library
  • Canteen and dining area

Next to the main school building will also sit a fantastic new sports hall, with both soft and hard surface outdoor recreation areas close by.

Keep up with progress as it happens on our News Page 



Here’s a projected timeline of our temporary school building project.

Please note: dates may move forwards or backwards slightly and are weather dependent. Therefore, the timeline should be used as a guide.

SRP Timeline

You can read more about our plans in this update document below:

Reminder: We'll be sharing details of the build, as we reach major milestones, on our website News pages and look forward to keeping you up-to-date as we excitedly journey through the coming months!


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Timeline and Plans 20th Mar 2024 Download