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