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Cornelius Vermuyden School, Canvey Island

2 October 2014

Cornelius Vermuyden School

Cornelius Vermuyden School can accommodate 900 11-16 year-olds in western Canvey Island.

The school includes a multi-use games area, sports hall, dance studio, music facilities, teacher training centre, assembly hall and a range of teaching spaces.


Information and communication technology is a key feature of the school, which has wireless access and an online 'learning platform' to allow personalised learning for pupils that can be done anytime and anywhere. 

Vital statistics
  • Site area: 150,000 m2
  • Floor area: 8,061m2
  • Number of students: 900
  • Age of students: 11-16
  • Start date: June 2010
                            • Completion date: May 2012
School room


Project details
  • Building design: Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Structural design: Arup
  • Services design: Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil/HBS
  • Landscape design: Grants
  • ICT design: Skanska RM
        • Construction: Skanska Construction


Student comments
  • "Calm, relaxing and welcoming.”
  • “The sports centre has lots of equipment and lots of space.”
  • “Space is open and massive – thumbs up.”
  • “Plenty of choice on where to hang out at break-time.”
  • “Love the science terrace!”
  • “The music and drama rooms are inspirational!”
  • “I love the chairs in the main hall, it makes you feel like you are in a cinema.”