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The Deepings School are delighted to announce further major building improvements to the school site, in Park Road, Deeping St James.

The school was advised on Monday by the Department for Education that its 45 year old Design and Technology Block has been included in phase two of the national Priority Schools Building Programme.  Technical advisors will visit the School next month to start scoping out the works; a significant refurbishment or rebuild of the ten classroom block will be achieved as part of this project. 

Staff at the school worked on the bid for funding last summer and are thrilled at the news that the school has been selected, one of 277 schools nationwide and just three in Lincolnshire.  The block earmarked for attention houses the popular subject areas of Art, Fashion, Resistant Materials and Food Technology.

The school, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted at the last two inspections and which educates over 1500 students,  has seen a planned programme of capital improvements over the last five years.  Work is currently well underway on the new Science Centre, due to open September 2015.

Headteacher Richard Trow said:

“We are delighted that our students and staff will have a state of the art facility in which to teach and learn. Creativity is a key part of any student’s education. This new Art, Design and Technology Centre will allow us to be even more adventurous in our approach and raise standards even further. Congratulations also go to our partner school Linchfield Community Primary School, who have also received significant funding following a successful application.”

Chair of Governors Jonathan Theobalds said: 

 “The Governors top priority for the Deepings School is always to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students. We are very pleased to have been successful in securing this vital funding and to now potentially be able to transform our design and technology facilities. We are now in an era where schools building programmes are few and far between, so to be one of only three schools in Lincolnshire to have been successful in this round is a testament to the hard work the whole school team have put into this bid, we are very proud of them. Now we can't wait for building to start!”

Further information from Lisa Goodchild, School Business Manager, 01778 381741 (direct line) or email lgoodchild@deepingschool.org.uk

 

 

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