In February 2013, the Archer Academy announced a partnership with Sport East Finchley, a local community group which has long been working to save Stanley Road playing fields from over-development.
As part of this partnership, we have agreed to purchase the Stanley Road site (which includes the playing fields and an adjoining plot of land). This will be the home of our lower school and sports facilities once the work is completed. A key part of the agreement with Sport East Finchley is that the facilities will be available for use by the community outside of school hours.
The result will be a brand new, purpose-built campus with fantastic sports facilities which will benefit not just the school and its pupils but the whole community. Our plans include the creation of outdoor pitches suitable for multiple activities (such as football, rugby and netball) and indoor facilities flexible enough to allow sports like badminton, cricket and basketball, dramatic and musical performances and even to be hired out for parties. We're also hoping to install a climbing wall and a jogging track.
We are currently going through the design process with the Education Funding Agency's architects and building contractors, and are visiting local residents to discuss our plans and listen to any suggestion or concerns they may have. We are also arranging an open evening at Holy Trinity School at which we plan to show more details. We'll confirm the date of this open evening as soon as we can, but expect it to take place early in July. Local residents will also be contacted by Barnet Council for their comments once the formal planning process is underway.