New sports facility at Martin High

Multi-million-pound sports facility investment

A multi-million-pound investment is underway – and due for completion in May 2022 – at Martin High School to provide state-of-the-art sports facilities for learners, staff and community hire users.

December 02, 2021

The new sport facility will include a multipurpose four court badminton centre, gym facility, performance studio, learner changing rooms, staff changing rooms and extra office space. A new, larger car park will also benefit the school, as well as the community who hire the facilities.


Head of PE, Mr Black, said: “This is fantastic news and just the announcement we have been waiting for. The new development will provide a significant upgrade to our existing sports facilities and give our community something really exciting to look forward to. We have a very strong sports and enrichment offer for learners at all key stages throughout the school and it will be wonderful to grow this further with a state-of-the-art facility.”


Mr Black continued: “Not only is this exciting news for our existing and future learners, but the new facilities will benefit everyone in the local area, providing a much-needed indoor sports space for local clubs, teams and those looking to be more active. The option to hire out the facility will also support new clubs who have previously requested the use of our facilities but the space has been unavailable. We will look forward to working with local sports clubs to maximise the sports offer to people of all ages in the locality.”


Mr Cooling, Associate Principal, commented: “We are delighted that our plans for the Sports Hall are going ahead and would like to thank the members of our local community who supported the project at planning stage. The support from the Lionheart Educational Trust has certainly shown our ongoing commitment to investing in our school and continuing to provide excellent facilities to enhance the prospects of our young people.”


Watch this space for more information, where we'll share photos of the new facility when it's completed in the summer term of 2022!