The London Borough of Hackney celebrated the official opening of Ickburgh School, a groundbreaking new specialist school for 150 pupils between 2-19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The celebratory launch was attended by future teachers, pupils, governors and Councillors together with special guest Sharon Jones Barnes, a local resident of Hackney and paralympian and Badminton England coach.
Cllr Antoinette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “Ickburgh really brings to life what Hackney’s Building Schools for the Future programme is all about. The rebuild has delivered a purpose-built school fit for 21st century learning. It’s going to make a real difference to so many children and I’m delighted to celebrate its completion with all those who made it happen.”
The story of cross-laminated timber in Ickburgh, and its sustainability and design benefits can be found HERE.