Virgin Media Update

Virgin Media have contacted the Academy to confirm that they are preparing to undertake a major infrastructure project linked to improved broadband services across large areas of Consett and the surrounding areas.

Whilst the works themselves are not directly linked to the Academy we have been notified of the potential for significant impact on all routes approaching the Academy, particularly Ashdale Road and surrounding roads such as Leadgate Road, Sherburn Terrace, Park Avenue, Oakdale Road all of which may have knock on effects for Medomsley Road, Villa Real Road etc. Clearly such a project is likely to have significant impact on access as well as traffic flow in and around the immediate vicinity of the Academy and we would ask everyone to ensure they leave enough time for their journey to ensure they are able to attend the Academy at the appropriate times.

A consultation event is taking place at Consett Leisure on Friday 15th September 2017 between 6pm and 8pm and we would advise anyone wishing to find out more about the project to attend the event and speak directly to Virgin Media representatives.

Main Academy Car Park - As part of a recent Health and Safety audit  it has been highlighted that parents/carers are accessing/parking in the main Academy car park during the school day. As individuals are parking in the bus lane and blocking access routes this issue has the potential to cause a serious accident to occur.  

Can we please remind parents that the only vehicles allowed access to the car park during school hours are staff and contracted scholars transport vehicles only. Parents are advised to park in the adjoining streets near Ashdale, Medomsley & Villa Real Road as well as the Leisure Centre Car Park when collecting their children at the end of the school day.