Green light for £9million expansion of Oakmoor School, Bordon

Hampshire County Council has given the go ahead to spend a total of £9,250,000 on an extension to Oakmoor School, Bordon, enabling a further 300 children to attend the school in the future

Sep 25 2023

The proposed extension to the school will meet the anticipated ongoing demand for secondary school places arising from the redevelopment of Whitehill and Bordon.

Councillor Steve Forster, the County Council’s Executive Member for Education, said: “Whitehill and Bordon is undergoing a great deal of transformation and redevelopment and it’s important that we ensure there is suitable school accommodation to meet the needs of pupils now and into the future.”

Oakmoor School is run by the University of Chichester Academy Trust (UNICAT) and currently provides education for up to 900 children aged between 11 and 16 years old. The proposed project increases the school’s capacity to 1,200 places.

The project will see the development of a two-storey extension to the school’s northern teaching block, allowing the creation of 16 new classrooms, offices and toilets.  The plans also include internal remodelling of the existing accommodation to provide additional suited ICT, science and art classrooms.

The school site will remain safely in use during the construction period, with work expected to start on site during summer 2024 and completing in summer 2025.