North Cestrian Free School

  • Location: Altrincham
  • Client: Department of Education
  • Type: New Build
  • Value: £7.3m
  • Status: Completed

North Cestrian was founded as a grammar school in 1951 with just 26 pupils, is expected to have a student population of 750 by 2022 and was granted free school status by the Department for Education in 2016


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The project has included a new main entrance and reception area, a new-build three-storey science, resistant materials and food technology extension, and a new dining hall and kitchen, increasing capacity from 40 to 120. The former dinging hall has been converted to music and performance rooms.

Other elements of the scheme included the relocation of the art department, new toilets, refurbishment of existing corridors and classrooms, and new staff facilities, including new lifts and new staff accommodation. Externally, works included resurfacing the entire playground and staff car park, as well as updating sports pitches.


  • Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS
  • Royal Town Planning Institute - RTPI
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