As you know, we recently announced our plans for Phase 1 of our new school building project. This involves moving out of The Bramcote School site and relocating the students in the current Bramcote College building, and using the proceeds of the sale to build a new 6th Form building. We propose to move from the current Bramcote School site at the end of the next school year, in July 2017. I have had many conversations with staff, students, parents and members of the local community since our announcement, and I am delighted with the positive response.
This is obviously a major change, and so the next stage of this process is to consult with parents and other stakeholders, specifically about the proposal to close The Bramcote School site, to give you the opportunity to respond formally to our plans. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who has a view about the move, and the nature of the plans.
As we have explained, the age and poor condition of the building mean that funds that could be used to much better effect elsewhere, such as teaching and IT resources, are being spent on high levels of maintenance and utility costs, and that this state of affairs is likely to worsen in the coming years. The move would also help us to manage the Federation more efficiently and, as a result, we believe that this is a proposal that has implications for all of our students, whichever school they currently attend.
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