A Hersham school’s new sports hall, the size of six badminton courts, has just been unveiled.

Part of the highly anticipated new building at Three Rivers Academy, due to open at the end of February, the hall includes a sprung floor and markings for basketball, netball, badminton, cricket and football.

Surrey Comet: The hall

The school will also benefit from a state-of-the-art gym, which, with the help of the active PTA, will have equipment to enhance sporting fitness and endurance.

Mark Vowles, Assistant Headteacher said: “We are incredibly lucky to have such a vast sports hall.

“This is unusual for most new school builds and allows us to provide a fantastic match play basketball court for use by our basketball academy.

“Teamed with the full size 3G artificial pitch used by the school’s football academy, it makes Three Rivers Academy a great place to go to school and stay on and study into the Sixth Form.

“The flexibility in the drama and activity studios is also a huge bonus as opening up the dividing walls creates some impressive performance spaces.

“The new build will provide excellent provision for the curriculum and also for extra-curricular activities.”

The school’s old building will be shut for the final time over half term.