Becket Keys school revamp ahead of increased pupil numbers

Headteacher Andy Scott-Evans with Year 7 pupils.

Headteacher Andy Scott-Evans with Year 7 pupils. - Credit: Archant

A Brentwood school will be having a £4.5million revamp this summer ahead of it doubling in size from September.

Becket Keys Church of England School, in Sawyer’s Hall Lane, has been open a year, and from September will take in 150 new students and 10 new teachers.

The site was formerly home to Sawyer’s Hall College, which closed in August 2012, and Becket Keys has been occupying part of the building.

To make way for more students the school will be occupying more of the building, and will the revamp will include classrooms, music studios, science labs, library and main hall.

The refurbishment has seen new lighting, heating, electrics and ICT infrastructure. Over the summer a new boiler will be installed as well as a lift tower for disable access to the main hall.

Headteacher Andy Scott-Evans said: “It has been a huge project and I am very proud of all that has been achieved. It is wonderful to see the school coming to life in these new buildings. I am looking forward to showing families round in September and October at our open days.

“Our new buildings will complement our already high quality extensive grounds and provide our students with excellent resources for learning.”