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The Bramcote School Move – Have Your Say

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.

We have opened a consultation document, attached below. Please return via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The consultation is now open and will run until Sunday 1st May. Thank you for your interest and support.

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Important Announcement – Plans For Redevelopment 2017

TBS FrontAs you know, we have been developing plans to improve or replace our school buildings for some time now. Our vision is that our students are educated in the highest quality fit-for-purpose school buildings, with excellent facilities and equipment, at the centre of our local community. Over the last eighteen months, the Directors of The Federation Trust have been working with a range of partners to move this vision forward, including architects, planning authorities, commercial organisations and representatives from local government. We have also been in consultation with community groups in our local area.

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OFSTED - April 2015

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You will be aware that an Ofsted inspection of The Bramcote School took place in April 2015.  The report is now available, below and on the OFSTED website.

Although the report describes us as ‘a quickly improving school’, the overall judgement is that the school is judged to be a Category 3 – Requiring Improvement.  The main reasons for this are historic weaknesses in certain areas, particularly Maths and some inconsistencies in teaching, leadership and the way that behaviour policies are applied.  We are obviously disappointed with the overall picture, however we are encouraged by the recognition that we are on the right track and improving.  The report makes several key points:

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