On Tuesday 4th June, Sir David Amess MP joined Chase High School for a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of work on a new classroom block.
The £4 million building project will see a new three-storey classroom block, new netball courts, and fully refurbished science areas built. Funded by Southend Borough Council, the new buildings will enable the school to increase its pupils to 1,330 by 2024.
Chase High School head teacher, Andrew James, said: “It really will transform the school. We can’t wait to see the final result. This is a great opportunity to provide an updated suite of rooms for our humanities subjects such as geography, history, RE and sociology.”
Speaking after the event, Sir David said 'I was delighted to attend the Ground Breaking ceremony at Chase High School. Over the next 12 months, a three storey building will be constructed: it will be a great asset to the school but more importantly, it will provide a fresh environment and extra space in which our children can learn. I would like to commend the work of everyone involved in this project and I join with the school’s staff and students in looking forward to its completion in 2020'.