I know many of you have been waiting for news about our new school building.
I am delighted to share a press release that we have agreed with Nottinghamshire County Council following a meeting of the Policy Committee this week.
Land agreement paves the way for new secondary school in Bramcote County Councillors have agreed to enter into a partnership with the White Hills Park Trust which will see the construction of a new secondary school in Bramcote.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Policy Committee gave the go ahead to the proposals for a new school at its meeting on 14 November which will be funded through the sale of nearby land for new housing.
The new school, which will be built on the same site as the current Bramcote
College at Moor Lane, will have provision for 600 places initially with capacity to expand by a further 150 places, depending on future demand. A new 200-place sixth form college will also be built as part of the development.
It is anticipated that the sale of the housing land will generate a substantial
capital receipt which will be reinvested into the construction of the new school
and other infrastructure improvements across Nottinghamshire through the
County Council’s capital programme.
The land off Coventry Lane, to the north of Bramcote College, has been
earmarked for housing in Broxtowe Borough Council’s local plan. Proposals for 500 new homes, which will incorporate green access and views for local residents, will be brought forward after councillors agreed to commit £500,000 for planning and land preparation.
Many of the current Bramcote College school buildings are in a poor condition
and the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts, said a new secondary school for Bramcote was much needed.
Councillor Cutts said: “Providing a high-quality learning environment for children can have a hugely positive impact on attainment levels, so this is fantastic news for teachers, parents and children at Bramcote College who have performed valiantly in conditions which are not ideal Working in partnership with The White Hills Park Trust, I am delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement which will see the construction of a much-needed new school and housing, as well as funding for other infrastructure projects.
This is part of our ambitious countywide schools building and improvement programme, which will see the creation of hundreds of school places and improvements to school buildings across Nottinghamshire.”
Paul Heery, Executive Principal, said: “We are delighted to be working with the County Council to provide a new school for Bramcote that the whole community can be proud of.
The school has made great strides in recent years, with record levels of attainment and a Good rating from Ofsted, and this news gives us the opportunity to look forward to a very bright future. Our vision is of a school at the centre of its community, and we will work with students, parents and the local community to ensure that this is what we deliver.”
A copy of the report, approved by Policy Committee on 14 November, is available to download from the Nottinghamshire County Council website.