As Carter Community School has been rated among the top 15% of schools in the country for its progress against the government’s Progress 8 measure, we have been earmarked for a £7 million expansion to meet the growing requirement locally for more school places in Year 7, covering the period from 2019 to 2025. A detailed consultation was led by the Borough of Poole on Carter’s proposed expansion to take the school’s capacity from 600 to 900, where they approved an additional two forms of entry in every year group.
Starting this summer and scheduled to run until August 2019, the first phase of the works will include the conversion of the nursery block into additional Science classrooms, as well as the construction of a new Drama room, dining room and English and Technology block.
Further works will include; the introduction of a new Learning Resource Centre; expansion of the staff room; relocation of the SEN department; re-organisation of student access to the student entrance and pedestrian access to the main school entrance; expansion and re-organisation of the drop-off area, parking and cycle storage facilities.
Upon completion, these improvements will provide significant benefits not just for our students, but for all those associated with the school.