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The Gatwick School, Crawley

Expansion of a free school near Gatwick Airport, through conversion of a two-storey office building

The work at The Gatwick School client Crawley Free School Trust involved converting a two-storey office building at Manor Royal Business Park near Gatwick Airport into an all-through school (Reception to Year 11). It also included a new four-court sports hall.

The non-denominational, co-educational school opened in September 2014 with an initial intake of 60 reception pupils and 30 Year 7 students. Our work has expanded the school's facilities so it can accommodate 1,020 pupils by 2020.

”Willmott Dixon have demonstrated that their building solutions are completely in tune with our vision to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment.”

Tim McCarthy, director and vice chair, Crawley Free School Trust

Willmott Dixon is a UK leader for free schools. It delivered the UK’s first boarding Free School – Holyport College in Berkshire – in 2014.
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The Crawley Free School Trust is a partnership between Place Group and Mosaica Education, which runs and manages the school.

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  • Expansion of free school close to Gatwick Airport
  • School will take in over 1,000 pupils by 2020
  • Part of a series of projects around Gatwick




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