Project Update – May 2017

Kier Construction, our contractor, have now issued their latest Community Newsletter for the William McIlvanney Campus. Take a look: KIER Project & Community Update May 2017.

We are now in week number 61 of a 108 week build programme and are still on programme to hand over in March 2018.

Progress is well underway with internal fit out on all floors, erection of partitions & installation of mechanical & electrical services. Outside, work is also progressing well with the brickwork now ongoing.

Depute Head Teachers

We are delighted to inform you that the Senior Leadership Team was appointed yesterday following a lengthy and rigorous selection process.   Congratulations to the successful candidates who are:

  • Angela Brownlie – currently DHT @ James Hamilton Academy
  • Andrea Mossie – currently DHT @ Kilmarnock Academy
  • Elaine Walker  – currently DHT @ Kilmarnock Academy
  • Claire Wallace – currently seconded in North Ayrshire Council.

The posts will commence with immediate effect where possible.

Take a look inside… 360° Designs

With less than one year to go, we are getting a bit excited about our new school.  Curious to see what it might look like when we move in?  Then have a look at the Architect’s 360° designs.  By clicking on each link, you will be able to view the new space in your browser.  All that’s missing are the people… and the paperwork!

Open Doors Event 28 March 2017

Construction is one of the most important, dynamic and varied industries in the UK and on  28th March 2017, Kier Construction will open the doors of the William McIlvanney Campus to the public.  This will give people a rare chance to see what goes on behind the scenes of a big build.  Organised by the Build UK and Go Construct, the aim is to highlight the vibrancy of the industry and the numerous and varied roles within construction.

Places are limited and must be pre-booked by following this link.

Project Update – March 2017

The construction of our new school continues and staff have been visiting the site with interest.

Kier Construction, our lead contractor, are now in week number 53 of a 108 week build programme and are still on programme to hand over in March 2018.  They have commenced internal fit out on all floors—with erection of partitions & installation of mechanical & electrical services.  The envelope is progressing well and we expect the build will be wind and water tight by early April.

For a full Project & Community Update, please have a look at the newsletter KIER Project & Community Update March 2017.

You can also view a selection of Progress Photos 10.03.2017.

Timetable Structure

Following lengthy consideration and taking account of a range of views, I am writing to confirm that the new Kilmarnock Academy will follow a 33 period week. As a result, and in order to ensure a smooth transition, a 33 period week will be adopted by both James Hamilton Academy and Kilmarnock Academy for academic session 2017/18.

This will require an asymmetric week, with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday having a start time of 8.50am and finish time of 3.35pm and Thursday and Friday having a start time of 8.50am and a finish time of 2.45pm. These arrangements will commence at the timetable change at the beginning of May 2017.

Read the full letter to parents from Alan Ward here.