A new 8-form entry Academy built within the grounds of the existing school. The Academy's specialisms are Cultural & Creative Industries, Business and Enterprise and ICT. The building has been designed to enable community use of certain facilities such as sports, performing arts and LRC. The Academy is one of the schools receiving additional funding from the DCSF for achieving a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from the Part L 2002 building regs. The massing and construction of the building has been designed to stabilise internal temperatures and reduce annual energy consumption, utilising exposed concrete soffits to act as a heat sink. The scheme is on target to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating. The project is currently under construction; the first phase of the building will be completed and occupied by Spring 2011.