New Build

Planning Application

We are excited to let you know that a planning application will soon be submitted for the redevelopment of The Woodlands Academy. The existing buildings are being replaced and will be demolished once a new building has been built.

The redevelopment of The Woodlands Academy is funded by the Department for Education as part of the School Rebuilding Programme. Galliford Try has been selected by the Department for Education to design and build the new school.

The proposed redevelopment includes a new L-shaped 2 storey school building, reconfigured landscaping and increased vehicle parking.

There will be no change to staff and student numbers as a result of the development. (The school is for children aged 2-16 with special educational needs).

The new school building will help to tackle climate change through minimising energy demand and using low carbon and renewable energy solutions.

Please click <HERE> to view a document that outlines our proposals in more detail ahead of the planning application submission.

Please click <HERE> to see our summary information flyer.

Please click <HERE> to watch a short video fly-through of the proposals or view below.

If you have any comments or queries on the current proposals, please send these to by 12th January 2024.

Galliford Try will be submitting the planning application in early 2024. Once the application has been submitted, it will be available to view and comment on online via North Yorkshire Council’s planning portal for the Scarborough area at

Subject to achieving planning permission, works will start on site in Summer 2024.

Woodlands Academy
Woodlands Drive
North Yorkshire
YO12 6QN

Tel: 01723 373260


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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