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A new building for Toot Hill

On Monday 19 July, we received some amazing news…

The Department for Education has confirmed that Toot Hill is one of 50 schools nationally that will be part of the second wave of the government’s £1 billion School Rebuilding Programme.

The current school was built in 1969 and has been at the heart of the community for over 50 years. Bingham and the surrounding areas are expanding rapidly and this will ensure Toot Hill will remain as the school of choice for many years to come.

The new building will ensure the exceptional standards at our school are backed up by a facility to match.

Sandy Paley, Executive Head Teacher at Toot Hill, said:

“Last year, Toot Hill School celebrated its 50th year as a comprehensive school. Having worked alongside the staff and students for 22 of these years in its ageing accommodation, I know just how much this will mean to all who will work and learn there in the future.

It is so exciting to know that our children will now be able to learn in and enjoy an environment befitting of their attitudes and aspirations. The new school building, so richly deserved by our local community, will greatly compliment the wider infrastructural development that the Bingham area is currently experiencing.”

Chris Eardley, Head of School, added:

“Following such a challenging academic year for our local community, this incredible news provides us with even more optimism going into the new academic year.

Quite simply, our exceptional students deserve a modern and outstanding school facility to house the inspiring teaching and amazing learning experiences that are already taking place every day.

I eagerly await the day when I will be able to welcome all members of the Toot Hill family to our new school.”

Ashfaq Rahman, CEO of Nova Education Trust, said:

“We are thrilled that the DfE has recognised that there is a genuine need for investment in the infrastructure at Toot Hill School.

Toot Hill plays a vital role and has always worked in close partnership with the local community – this new building will help us to further strengthen that relationship.

It’s fantastic that it will finally have the facilities to match the outstanding quality produced by the school’s teachers and pupils.”

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