St Aldhelm's Academy in Poole, Dorset, is to get a £9.8 million makeover to transform the school's outdated 1930s buildings.
Kier Construction is working with architects Jestico + Whiles to develop design proposals for the new school building, which will be able to accommodate up to 900 students.
The 4,600 sq m two-storey building will have a range of spaces for dance, drama, art and science.
Other developments will see the provision of new landscaping, community facilities and outdoor areas. Cycle and car parking, safety, security and accessibility will also be modernised.
Commenting on the plans, St Aldhelm's Academy principal, Cheryl Heron, said: "We look forward to the day when the new buildings will be open and provide excellent educational facilities to future generations."
A planning application will be submitted shortly and the team behind the project is seeking the views of the local community on the design proposals.
Work is scheduled to begin on site in July 2012 and be completed in February 2014.
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