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Community Benefits As Extension Complete At The Boulevard Academy

West Hull community benefitting from more pupil places, new classrooms and additional courses.

Pupils at The Boulevard Academy in West Hull are now benefitting from new classrooms, additional courses and more pupil places as the three-storey extension is complete.

The £6 million extension opened for the new school year, increasing student capacity by 300 places and enabling the school to offer new courses from this September.

The Academy now has a the total capacity of 900 pupil places, along with an extended multi-use games area, a new activity studio and new dedicated rooms for food technology and textiles, meaning the Academy is now offering courses in these subjects for the first time.

Two specialist music rooms with four new practice areas for lessons and rehearsals are now in use, along with additional computer science facilities.

Councillor Linda Tock, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services at Hull City Council, said: “Making sure Hull’s children get the best possible education is one of the most important things we can do.”

“I’m delighted to see work complete to deliver much-needed secondary school places for the city and provide more choice for families.”

Janice Mitchell, CEO and Principal of The Boulevard Academy said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our school expansion. Our students are already benefitting from the new specialist teaching rooms and all of the opportunities that these additional subjects bring. We look forward to offering sessions to parents in our new facilities in months and years to come and strive to ensure that our Academy is a hub for our community.”

The project was being delivered by Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd as part of Hull City Council’s £50million investment into Hull’s schools.