Three Rivers Academy

 

Three Rivers Academy

Three Rivers Academy opens its doors to its new school building

Three Rivers Academy in Hersham opened the doors of the new state of the art school building to staff and students last week amongst a hub of excitement.

The high-quality, spacious accommodation, including the amazing sport, drama, dance and music facilities, will inspire 21st century learning and allow students to continue to perform at the highest level.

The classrooms, which lead from a central mall and are colour coded to faculty areas, are large with high ceilings and panoramic views across either the playing fields or front of the school.

Many are dual aspect with large viewing panes to the central mall showcasing the learning.

The Learning Resource Centre provides a welcoming space for the main school and a separate mezzanine floor for sixth form students to study.

Excellent quality hot and cold food is available to all students in a contemporary style café area with seating stretching down the mall.

One student commented “The school facilities are now 100% better”, with another stating “This feels like a university, even better than what I was expecting.”

Many of the new sports, drama and music facilities will be available for local community groups to hire outside of school hours.

Your club can register their interest by visiting the school website at Three Rivers Academy.

To see the very latest news of all that is taking place at Three Rivers Academy, you can visit the website at www.threeriversacademy.org and follow them on twitter @3RiversSurrey.

A new chapter for Three Rivers Academy

As half term approaches the frenetic activity at Three Rivers Academy reaches a climax as the doors of the old school building close for the final time. During half term a variety of contractors will finally move the huge amount of equipment, books and resources to the amazing new school building. Imagine moving a normal home and all its belongings. Times this by three hundred and you get a sense of the scale of this activity!

In the new building the central mall, with its contemporary colours, leads into the wonderful new sports hall. The high ceilings and sheer size make you gaze in amazement as you enter the space.

The main sports area is the size of six badminton courts and has a sprung floor and markings to enable a variety of sports, from basketball, netball, badminton, cricket and football to be played.

The ceiling height allows for sports which require height to be executed with ease, for example badminton and trampolining.

Leading from the main sports arena is the dance studio with its beautiful flooring and a wall of mirrors and barre for dancers to learn and reflect their moves.

The school will also benefit from a state-of-the-art gym, which, with the help of the active PTA, will have equipment to enhance sporting fitness and endurance.

Other areas for creative learning include a large drama space which can be divided into two, music rooms and a recording studio.

Mark Vowles, Assistant Headteacher comments:

‘We are incredibly lucky to have such a vast sports hall. This is unusual for most new school builds and allows us to provide a fantastic match play basketball court for use by our basketball academy.

Teamed with the full size 3G artificial pitch used by the school’s football academy, it makes Three Rivers Academy a great place to go to school and stay on and study into the Sixth Form.

The flexibility in the drama and activity studios is also a huge bonus as opening up the dividing walls creates some impressive performance spaces. The new build will provide excellent provision for the curriculum and also for extra-curricular activities’.

To complement the fabulous new indoor facilities, the school has an external multi-use games area (MUGA) to enable sporting activities to take place all year round.

A large part of the traditional sports playing fields have been retained which will continue to provide much enjoyment for students.

Many of the new sports, drama and music facilities will be available for local community groups to hire outside of school hours.

Your club can register their interest by visiting the school website at Three Rivers Academy.

To see the very latest news of all that is taking place at Three Rivers Academy, you can visit the website at  www.threeriversacademy.org and follow them on twitter @3RiversSurrey

Three Rivers Academy became part of The Howard Partnership Trust in September 2016 and has made rapid progress in increasing better outcomes for all its students.

There is a commitment of every THPT school in ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, so increasing their life chances.

 

Excitement builds for Three Rivers Academy Students – 1st February

Excitement is building as students and staff at Three Rivers Academy count down the days to moving into their new school.

They have watched patiently over the last 18 months as the artist’s impression turns into a reality.

The new school building for Three Rivers Academy is hugely impressive and stands majestically as a focal point in the local community.

The striking colours on the external façade are impressive and this theme continues inside through corridors and faculty areas including contemporary colour coded lockers for all students.

The old school was built in the 1950s and a mixture of architectural buildings were added over the next five decades including some that were designated as ‘temporary’.

The new school contains everything for 21st century learning in one building with facilities to enable students to flourish, feel proud and use as a springboard to their future careers in a fast moving global economy.

The contemporary design has a central mall acting as the main artery of the building which will promote the feeling of community. There is also plenty of room to display the amazing artwork that students produce allowing creativity to be shared. Classrooms are light and airy providing the space for students to excel and teachers to teach inspirational lessons.

At the end of the mall you reach the sporting facilities.

The amazing sports hall is the size of six badminton courts and will certainly inspire students to be active by allowing a variety of sports to be delivered with quality.

The dance studio, complete with barre and mirrors will enable dancers to learn and perfect their moves and the gym provides another dimension to fitness.

These are but a few of the wonderful new spaces that students will enjoy when they move into the building on 26th February.

Anne Louise Payne, Head of School comments:

“This has been an exceptionally busy half term at Three Rivers Academy since our return from the Christmas holidays. As I type I am surrounded by packing crates as we prepare for the next very exciting chapter for the school as we move into our fantastic new build.”

Mark Vowles, Assistant Headteacher, comments:

“Everyone has worked incredibly hard in providing our students with a fantastic new school with superb facilities. It has been a huge team effort between the school and the construction company and we are almost there now! Staff and students are really eager to move in and it will be an exciting new chapter for the school. I am personally looking forward to providing students with a building they can be proud of.”

To see the very latest news of all that is taking place at Three Rivers Academy, you can visit the website at www.threeriversacademy.org and follow them on twitter @3RiversSurrey

Three Rivers Academy became part of The Howard Partnership Trust in September 2016 and has made rapid progress in increasing better outcomes for all its students. There is a commitment of every THPT school in ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, so increasing their life chances.

The Countdown is on at Three Rivers Academy – 25th January

Staff and students are counting down the days until they move into the new school building on 26th February 2018.

Excitement has been growing as the school and local community have been able to witness the building progress through the autumn term and the reality that very soon young people in the local community will be able to continue their education in a 21st century environment.

The new school will be housed in one building and provide state-of-the-art facilities for students and wonderful opportunities for the wider community by being able to hire and use the amazing sporting facilities.

The school has worked with bus and other local companies to ensure a smooth transition on the first day in the new school building and every student will be given a tour by their form tutor and attend a welcome assembly.

The school has an active PTA who are hosting a farewell to the old school site on Friday 2nd February.

Three Rivers Academy became part of The Howard Partnership Trust in September 2016 and has made rapid progress in increasing better outcomes for all its students.

There is a commitment of every THPT school in ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, so increasing their life chances.

To see the very latest news of all that is taking place at Three Rivers Academy, you can visit the website at www.threeriversacademy.org and follow them on twitter @3RiversSurrey

 

Santa’s Christmas Three Rivers Sleigh for the Festival of Light

The students at Three Rivers Academy were set the challenge of building a sleigh and like Santa they delivered!

Many congratulations to our Year 7 students who worked tirelessly alongside Mr Powell and Mr Rossi to design and make Santa’s Sleigh. We were set the challenge by The Heart to build a sleigh for the Festival of Light so children could have a “Selfie with Santa”.

They completed the task in style, exceeding all expectations! For all their hard work and perseverance William, Bilkaira, Eddie and Maddoc were asked to start the countdown to switch on the Heart’s Christmas lights, alongside the Major and Father Christmas.

The students also said that they were proud to be part of the team building of the sleigh for The Heart and for their families and friends to see.

Three Rivers Academy would like to thank one of our local design companies, Screen Image, for their generous donation of Graphic Materials to our school. We are able to use the materials in the Design and Technology and Art Departments and the students are already enjoying using the materials for their projects.

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