New Regents College celebrated at opening ceremony

1st October 2021

Avanti’s flagship alternative provision school was officially opened this week by Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville and Deputy Mayor Anntoinette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Education, Young People and Children’s Social Care.

New Regents College is the only school in the UK that’s cross funded by the sale of private apartments that form part of the scheme. The school offers 250 places each year to children who will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and a landscaped playground.

It caters for four different cohorts of pupils defined as alternative provision, including a restorative learning group, PRU, primary school and vulnerable girls’ unit. The school was developed as a bespoke solution with the direct input of Richard Brown, Executive Head of New Regents College, whom Avanti had worked with successfully on the award-winning Urswick School in Hackney.

Read about the full project and its impact on the community.

Here’s what people say about New Regents College:

“We are extremely pleased with the design and the architectural solution achieved for this mixed-use development, the unique school design and integration into residential building is proving a great success.” Mike Sparrow, Programme Director, Hackney Learning Trust

“This fantastic school building is proof of the aspirations we have as a Council for young people in Hackney. It is vital that specialist schools such as New Regent’s College are not left behind when we are improving education facilities across the borough. As someone who was a ‘NEET’ (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) myself, I know that things don’t always go right at school and that second chances are vitally important.

Whatever provision you are in Hackney, and whatever stage of your education journey you are on, you are deserving of the very best buildings which dedicated staff can then bring alive. Here in Hackney we have a passionate belief in an investment in buildings which can help unlock the talent of all our pupils and that they can go on to succeed.” Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney




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