The Dover Athletic Academy, in partnership with The Abbey School, has been going from strength to strength since its inception 5 years ago, and has seen a number of Academy players progress into the first team squad; this includes Sean Raggett and Lloyd Harrington, who were part of this year's DAFC's promotion winning squad. This season has already seen a number of players involved in pre-season training, hoping to continue to impress and gain first team contracts.
The £1.2 million transformation of The Abbey School buildings, was officially unveiled on Friday (6) by MP Hugh Robertson and Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Nigel Kay.
In bright sunshine, the ribbon was cut by the two dignitaries to applause from staff, pupils and guests.
The new look features wood-effect cladding that has created a striking, contemporary, Scandinavian-style façade.
Modern, energy-efficient features have also been introduced, including new windows, so that the school is better insulated.
Mrs. C Woodend, Headteacher of The Abbey School said: "We were successful in our bid to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) in June of last year and received £1.18 million for the new facades for two blocks.
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