Sports hall proposal to help 2012 legacy bid

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An Aylesbury school is hoping to boost the UK’s Olympic legacy with a new sports hall.

The Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School has applied for planning permission to build the hall, which would be used for sports including five-a-side football, basketball and netball.

If given the green light, the total build would cost around £900,000 and the school hopes to have it up and running in time for the start of the new school year in September.

Ian Bryant, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “When we hopefully get the green light it will provide a legacy for both current and future students at the school. It will be very welcome if and when we receive planning permission.”

The school does not currently have a sports hall. Mr Bryant said the building would be built using a bespoke curved frame covered with a membrane, which he says is a lot cheaper than a brick building.

Mr Bryant hopes the move will also encourage more parents to send their children to the school.

He said: “The quality of education and the development the school can provide will always be the most important thing when parents are deciding what school their children should attend. But undoubtedly when visiting they will look at the state of the facilities.”