In January 2019 we moved into the amazing new Mayfield School at Campus Whitehaven.
The school is purpose built and was designed by architects to provide an outstanding learning environment for our pupils aged 3-19 years.
The funding was secured in 2014.
“Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council, St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Mayfield School, Whitehaven Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Limited have agreed to work together to sponsor a project to develop transformational new educational facilities for St Benedict’s Catholic High School and Mayfield School together with new sports facilities on a campus site.”
The pupils, staff and professionals contributed to the design process with a wish list of requirements to ensure that we had the special school of our dreams. The resulting school also includes best examples of design from other special schools around the country.
We are delighted with the result and the pupils have made the transition to the new school without hesitation. The new school is a calm welcoming place where the range of learning opportunities are aspirational. When walking around the school pupils are fully engaged in activities making the most of the amazing classrooms and specialist facilities.