From September 2020 the planned permanent home of CHS South will be Hough End. The brand new specialist 1200 place building will sit within the heart of the Hough End hub, neighbouring The Hough End Centre and Broughton Park Rugby Club and within close proximity to Hough End playing fields, Leisure Centre and our sister school Chorlton High School. The brand new building will be equipped with state of the art, specialist equipment and facilities to support students on their journey to become successful, creative and happy. We are currently working with the Department for Education to finalise the acquisition of the site and would like to thank all of the stakeholders involved in the negotiations and look forward to working together to forge a strong and purposeful relationship in the future. We will provide updates about our site development, both temporary and permanent, via the school website, www.chssouth.org.uk.
Whilst the brand new school is under construction for two years, we will be housed at Lowry House on Mauldeth Road West. The four storey building is located directly next to the gated entrance to Chorlton High School on Mauldeth Road West. The Education & Skills Funding Agency have designed a bespoke suite of classrooms to be fitted in Lowry House to house up to 500 children. The classrooms will have all of the facilities of a regular Chorlton High School classroom, including specialist equipment where appropriate; we will also make effective use of the wealth of specialist provision available in the Manchester community to support outstanding delivery whilst in our temporary accommodation. Toilets will be located on each floor and will be readily accessible to all students and we will also have our own dedicated car park, reception, playground, and space to be able to house our own lunch sittings. Further details and designs of the temporary site will be posted on the website as they become available.
As we will be located directly next to Chorlton High School we will be able to benefit from shared enrichment arrangements for students and staff, and we will operate the same school day as Chorlton High School to allow for this.
When the time comes to move to our brand new building, we will ensure that all students experience a supported transition which delivers continuity of their learning experience and positions them well to embrace the exciting opportunities the new permanent site will present to them.