This week’s newsletter includes the following:
It’s slightly ironic that I’m writing about school buildings at a time when so much learning is taking place at home, but looking after our sites is always a key priority. We have this week submitted Condition Improvement Fund bids for all of our schools to maintain and improve the quality and fabric of our buildings, including the ongoing renewal of roofs and elevations and the upgrading of our heating installations. We
will receive the outcome of the bids later in the spring.
As many of you will know, over the last few years, we have been working to secure a new school building for Bramcote College, using the receipts from the sale of the land of former playing fields on Coventry Lane. Our solicitors are currently drawing up the final legal agreement with Nottinghamshire County Council for the transfer of the land to the Trust and we are applying for the necessary government permissions before putting the land on the market.
It has always been a central part of our vision that our new school will be at the heart of our community, as it is for all of the schools in the Trust. The best way to ensure that this happens is to keep people informed and involved in defining the vision of our new school. One way we will do this is to invite parents and other local people to a termly meeting as we bring our new building to life. The first meeting will be held online on
Monday 1st February at 6pm. All are welcome. We will give a presentation to update you on the state of the project so far, and then lead a discussion on the aspirations for our new school. We will publish details on how to join the meeting in next week’s Newsletter.