New School Building Project
The White Hills Park Federation has today announced exciting and ambitious plans to build new ‘state of the art’ school buildings to bring about the next stage of the Federation’s vision of true community schools serving their surrounding area.
The £20 million plus project will lead to the complete rebuilding of The Bramcote School and Bramcote College and the transformation of Alderman White School. As well as high quality and well-equipped classrooms, the buildings on The Bramcote site will include new science and technology areas, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a theatre and performance area, which will help to extend the use of school facilities by the local community. In the autumn, the Federation will also take possession of new land with two premium quality sports pitches.
Since its establishment in 2007, the Federation has gone from strength to strength. Examination results this year are expected to be at their highest ever levels and student numbers are rising. However, the buildings are well over half a century old, and are showing their age.
‘The staff here do remarkably well to ensure that we are able to provide an excellent standard of education for our students, but they have to overcome obstacles created by poor quality buildings and infrastructure not fit for education in 2014,’ said Executive Headteacher Paul Heery. ‘This project will ensure that we have the right environment to enable us to deliver the exciting, high-quality teaching and learning that our students deserve.’
As part of the vision, The Bramcote School and Bramcote College will be located close together on some of the currently unused land belonging to the Federation, and close to the new sports facilities. Although they will share some areas and services, the schools will each keep their distinct character. Alderman White School will have substantial new buildings and all remaining areas will be refurbished and upgraded to a high standard.
The Federation is working with award-winning architects Roberts Limbrick, and will be consulting widely with students, parents and the local community to ensure that the new buildings are the best possible to deliver the Federation’s long-term vision.
‘We are keen to work with the local community to provide school buildings that we can all be proud of, and benefit from. We want the very best for young people in our local area’ said Mr Heery.
The Directors have explored a range of funding possibilities and as a result, they are confident that this vision will be turned into reality. Outline planning applications are being prepared for submission to Broxtowe Borough Council. The Federation plans to commence an informal consultation process, both within school and in the community, in the autumn term.
To learn more about this exciting project, please contact Karen Sims on 0115 9078111 or by firstname.lastname@example.org
Explanatory Note: Bramcote Park Business and Enterprise School, Alderman White School and Language College and Bramcote Hills Sports and Community College came together to form The White Hills Park Federation in 2007. Bramcote Hills Sports and Community College became Bramcote College (6th form) in 2008. The Federation became an independent Multi-Academy Trust in October 2012.