On the 11 November 2019 work officially began on the building of Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy.
To officially kick things off we held a 'ground breaking ceremony' to commemorate the moment. Bishop David led the ceremony and prayed for the project and the local community as the work began.
Opening in 2021, the school is being built by the Department for Education (DfE) and the build will be led by contractor Willmott Dixon. Designed by architecture firm CPMG Architects, the new building will comprise of a pick-up and drop-off area for pupils, a sports hall, two full size football pitches and one FA standard 3G pitch. Upon completion the new school will accommodate 900 pupils and a further 250 students in the sixth form.
This is an exciting time for the school's development and for the local community.
"We're going to see a wonderful secondary school built here and it's going to be for the whole community of Yardley Wood. Church schools have values that are based on Christian principles, and we hope that the education this school provides is excellent not just in terms of results, but also excellent in terms of the way people treat each other and treat society."
BISHOP DAVID URQUHART - BISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM