Galliford Try delivers double in December


Galliford Try’s Building Southern business has handed over the new Bloxham Grove Academy to The Gallery Trust on behalf of the Department for Education, in time for the new term in January 2024. 

Bloxham Grove Academy (top) and Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre. Credit: Galliford Try.

The academy is a new free school in Oxfordshire for students aged seven to 18 with cognitive, learning, social, emotional and Autism spectrum needs.  

In response to local demand for additional special schools, The Gallery Trust for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will operate the new facility. 

The school, designed by ADP Architecture, provides external spaces to all sides of the building, and includes secure social spaces next to classrooms, as well as outdoor dining areas.  

A Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), external hard play areas, sensory gardens, and kitchen gardens, grassed sports fields, and dog walking areas have also been provided. 

A new hall will be available for use by the community, outside of school hours.  

It follows Galliford Try handing over the £12.2 million Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre (EMHC) development in Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent. 

Gavin Bridge, managing director for Galliford Try Building Southern, said: “This school is another great example of Galliford Try’s strong track record in providing high-quality SEND schools across the country.  

“The school has been built with the needs of the pupils at its forefront, incorporating a number of features that provide students with specialist support to meet their needs, and we are delighted to have played our part in delivering it.” 

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