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    Default Don Valley Academy & Performing Arts College - Doncaster - Jan 2017


    History:

    The original school was built in the mid-1950s, with the first intake of pupils in September 1957. What was effectively another school was built in the mid-1960s as part of the move by the West Riding County Council to comprehensive education. It had more facilities than the existing one, including a swimming pool and much enhanced stage facilities in the main hall. The new school took up approximately half of the former playing fields . The second school ran for a year or so as a separate entity before the two merged to become Don Valley Comprehensive School. This naming was only brief and the school was soon renamed back to Don Valley High School, reportedly at the insistence of the then headmaster, Mr Horncastle. The newer school served students in their first three years of senior school, aged 11 to 14; the older school served them in the remainder of their time, aged 14 to 18, and included the lower and upper sixth forms.

    In 2006, Don Valley became a Performing Arts College. Every student has a choice of dramatic arts or media to study. In 2011, Don Valley became an academy progressing from a performing arts school.

    Now the older portion is set for Demolition within the coming weeks of the start of 2017.

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    Oh I'm liking that, spiral staircase and everything.
    Splendid pics too.
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    You captured that sense of abandonment HA, I hope the usable assets don't go in a skip, Proper Job, Thanks.
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    Excellent photos. Still a lot of items left behind I hope they rescue the Blunther and it doesn't go under the bulldozers.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Phenomenal report. The Bluthner could probably still be saved as it is, without needing to be rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauntless - UE View Post
    Phenomenal report. The Bluthner could probably still be saved as it is, without needing to be rebuilt.
    Yea it probably could, it was still working
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    still looks fairly good inside with plenty of bits still left behind, did you have a paddle in a canoe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsp77 View Post
    still looks fairly good inside with plenty of bits still left behind, did you have a paddle in a canoe?
    Nah I didn't fancy falling in and getting wet through lol
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    Some really interesting bits there!

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    Another great explore Hippie ! Really enjoyed the tree in the grounds.... sets the scene for the inside haha
    Always looking for adventure into the unknown...

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