Design and Access Statement Part 1
Design and Access Statement Part 2
Design and Access Statement Part 3
Final Planning Statement
Proposed Site Plan
Teaching Block Proposed Ground Floor Plan
Teaching Block Proposed First Floor Plan
Teaching Block Proposed Second Floor Plan
Teaching Block Proposed Roof Plan
Teaching Block Proposed Elevations
Teaching Block Proposed Sections
Sports Hall Proposed Floor Plan
Sports Hall Proposed Elevations
Sports Hall Proposed Sections
External Lighting Strategy
All documents have been sourced from the Dover District Council Planning Application website. Please visit https://planning.dover.gov.uk/online-
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On July 1st 2016, the school was renamed from “Castle Community College” to “Goodwin Academy” as part of its new branding for the new building, which is set to open in 2017. The sponsorship from SchoolsCompany Ltd. also went through on the same day. A new website was introduced as well as a new logo, new signs and new staff ID badges. Staff selected the new name in April 2015; it is named after the Goodwin Sands located between North Deal and St. Margarets.
In September 2016, Simon Smith became Acting Principal of Goodwin Academy. Following his success in his new job role, he became the Principal of the school, running the day to day activities on both sites. Matt Evans remains the Director of the Mill Road Site and George Rorke is now the Director of the Salisbury Road Site after Simon’s promotion.
In September 2016, the Academy celebrated it’s last Christmas in the Mill Road Site. The annual Pantomine was held for the local primary schools and the students took part in a challenge to decorate their form rooms. To read about the Christmas events that took place, click on the download below. To see the final options evening that was held at the Mill Road site, staff photos of the people who ran it, download the Final Options Evening Booklet below.
The Final Christmas on the Mill Road Site
In 2017, Goodwin Academy is due to move in to a brand new, purpose built, three-
The new school will consist of a three-
The map below shows the intended plan for the new school
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flexibility and will be designed to meet the criteria for fire and acoustics. The roof will be a hot melt system on precast concrete and screed.
Parking & Drop Off Provision
The existing Mill Road entrance will be retained. Also to be retained are the cycle shelters, although these will be partially removed to provide additional parking. Additional parking is to be added to the Hamilton Road Entrance. The basketball court will also be retained to provide extra areas for students in recreational time. There will be a total of 74 parking spaces including two accessible bays at the Mill Road Entrance.
Impact on existing use
The existing buildings at the Mill Road site are at the end of their working lives. The general rationale of teaching and education has changed so much that the building is not fit for purpose: it can no longer live up to the expectations of modern schools. This is especially true with the cheap and temporary extensions that have been added to the site to enable the school to hold extra students. The new school will be large enough to accommodate students without the need for extensions.
The intended plan for the new school shows the general plan for the Mill Road Site after the building has been completed, the existing building is demolished and the landscaping has been carried out. The quadrangles will be retained after the building is demolished.
The Hamilton Block will be used for the purposes of Adult Education and Treetops Nursery; the refurbishment of the Hamilton Block has already been completed to enable this to happen. This will mean that they too will also benefit from the most up to date and modern facilities available as well as the students and staff of Goodwin Academy.
Impact on the environment
This statement has demonstrated that the proposed redevelopment of Castle Community College is consistent with the principles of sustainable development and is a key objective of the design. The location, orientation and layout of the proposal seeks to maximise the efficient use of the land. The location within the site takes full account of the land form and topography of the site to minimise the need for extensive re-
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Please note the text above has been taken out of various planning documents as well as the images. The images are purely exemplification of the text and not the intended look of the new building at the Mill Road Site.
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Insulated External Render
The primary material for the new school is reinforced insulated render with coloured panels between windows to create a harmonious feel to the building. A panel rain screen cladding system to the main entrance wraps around the facade to provide contrast, texture and relief.
Windows will be polyester powder coated double glazed composite wood and aluminium with solar glass to the east, west and south facades to reduce solar glare. They will be finished with polyester powder coated aluminium externally and lacquered softwood internally.
Polyester powder coated composite windows
The Final Options Evening on the Mill Road Site
Past Teacher and Student Tours
On 23rd November 2016, Brian Redfern (Former Deputy Head Teacher) and Graham Millar (Former Teacher) attended the Mill Road Site once again for their final tour of the school. I toured them around the whole site with Jeff Thompson and Caretaker Mike Howard. Both former members of staff certainly had laughs along the trip down memory lane. The photos below are of Biran Redfern (left) and Graham Millar (right) with myself in front of the staff room stairs.
On 21st April 2017, a former student of the Deal County School for Girls 1944-
Virtual Tour of the Mill Road Site, 2017 Special Edition
Virtual Tour of the Salisbury Road Site, 2017 Special Edition
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