Work has begun this term on our new £1/2m sports hall.
This significant construction project, to take place at the back of the school adjacent to the current swimming
pool, heralds a bright future for sporting facilities in Kingsbury which have been under threat in recent years.
Kingsbury’s Headteacher, Mr Simon Cotton was delighted to release a statement about the schools commitment
to sports facilities in the area:
“In 2009, when the swimming pool first came under threat Kingsbury School committed to working with local
residents and sports groups to secure the future of the pool. Since this time the school has worked hard to make
the pool profitable and subsequently took over the full running of the facility.
Now with the construction of our new sports hall we are in a position to open all our school facilities to the public
as a leisure complex. We fully expect that this will secure the future of the pool as well as enhance facilities for
The new hall will offer additional facilities for indoor cricket, basketball, badminton, tennis, trampolining and much
more. This will help to further develop the schools commitment to sporting opportunities for all
With the team from local construction company, Smart SpaceCarter now very much on site, progress is well
underway with completion due in January 2013. Regular site meetings between Smart Space and the School will
ensure that we are able to track the main developments during the build, enabling us to give you frequent
In spite of the ominous looking machinery and growing piles of earth, please also be assured that our pool &
sports programmes will not being affected.
The school plans to make available during the course of 2013 indoor facilities including: 4 bay indoor
cricket nets, Badminton courts, Indoor 5 aside football, full size and mini basketball, volleyball,
trampoline and gymnastics facilities. In addition it is hoped that its existing outdoor tennis, cricket,
football, rugby and athletics facilities will also be available for hire by the public. Enquires should be
made with Denise Matthews on 01827 875501.