Preston’s specialist maths school plans to be approved

Posted on - 5th August, 2021 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, Schools
What the rear of the school will look like.
What the rear of the school will look like.

Plans that were submitted for a specialist maths school in Preston, London Road are due to be approved this week.


The new school is a collaboration between two education providers, Lancaster University and Cardinal Newman College.

Lancaster University School of Mathematics will deliver Maths A-Level education to the most able students in Lancashire and the North West.

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Plans include a four-storey building which will accommodate 260 students across two sixth form year groups.

The project will be funded by the Department for Education.

The proposed building would be a part four and part three-storey building with the fourth floor of the building recessed away from London Road by a roof terrace, which gives the appearance of a 3 storey building on the London Road front.

What the school will look like.
What the school will look like.

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It would be finished in a mixture of black and brown brickwork, glazing and PPC metal cladding in a bronze-type colour range.

As a specialist teaching facility, the curriculum is focussed entirely on mathematics, the sciences and computing.

The plans are due to be discussed on Thursday 5 August and are recommended for approval with conditions such as a time limit being set on the plans.

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