The story continued and amid local concerns and more than a little disruption in the village, school life went on calmly with a great deal of academic and sporting success. More temporary buildings arrived while planning consent was secured to provide the resources a modern secondary school needs in the twenty first century. Building work began in the autumn of 2017, but unperturbed by what was going on around them, teachers and students worked tremendously hard throughout that academic year. Luke Magee arrived in April 2018 as the school’s second Principal and the year ended with outstanding GCSE results from those who had made up the founding year of the school.
In January 2019 the story began a new chapter as all the temporary buildings disappeared one by one and students and staff were able, at last, to move into the beautiful new building. There have been countless exclamations of “Wow!” and “Amazing!” as people see inside the assembly hall with its comfortable retractable seating, or the fabulous sports hall, or the inspirational views from the classrooms that look towards the Crown.