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Image: ODA reveals Chobham Academy

The Olympic Delivery Authority and Olympic Village development partner Lend Lease have released new images today of the Chobham Academy education campus to be built within the Olympic Village.

Bam Construct is set to build the structure, which is believed to cost in the region of £35 million.

Planning permission has now been secured for the development which includes state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and the wider local community.

The Academy is scheduled to open in September 2013 and will offer:

- Spaces for 1,800 students between the ages of three and 19

- Nursery, primary and secondary schools, including a sixth-form with adult learning facilities

- The Academy will specialise in performing arts and English with a focus on sports excellence within the context of the world-class new sporting venues in the Olympic Park

- A comprehensive lifelong learning programme to meet the needs of existing local communities and the new communities that will develop in the area after 2012

- Day Care Facilities for children from 0 -5 years old, located on the school site, and fully integrated into the nursery and lower school

- A community arts complex for both the school and the community

- A Civic Hub, available for residents to use for social activities, meetings, gatherings and leisure pursuits

- A sports facility for the Academy and the community

ODA chief executive David Higgins said: “Chobham Academy will be a world-class development and puts an educational legacy at the heart of our regeneration ambitions for east London. The Olympic Village will create thousands of new homes for Londoners and the Academy will be at the heart of the new facilities we are building to serve new and existing communities for generations to come.”