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First published on 16th October 2020 in issue 263 of the Trust Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to subscribers and all parents/carers of students at The White Hills Park Trust, for whom we hold a valid email address. They also published on the Alderman White School, Bramcote College and Bramcote College Sixth Form websites. Archive copies of the Newsletter are available on request.

I am writing to update you on the progress of our new build plans for Bramcote College. Last Autumn, we shared our plans for building a new school. I would like to thank everyone in our school community for your patience as we have worked on this, and I can reassure you that we have done everything possible to move forward.
I have been working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council officers and Council Members to drive the project forward and achieve our key purpose of building a brand new school and while I am frustrated this has not happened at the pace we expected, I am pleased we are now in a position to move forwards. I am grateful to the County Council for understanding the importance of having a suitable school building for the good of the entire community, and for working with us to overcome the obstacles.  

We are seeking the transfer of the freehold of the Council’s land at Coventry Lane to the Trust, enabling us to move forward independently. This will need to be approved firstly at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Policy Committee within the next few weeks, which will put the project in our hands, enabling us to market the land and use the proceeds to get our new build back on track as swiftly as possible. The land is in a prime development area and has been earmarked for housing in the Broxtowe Local Plan. After our recent experiences and due to the complicated nature of this transaction, I am unable to put a precise timescale on the project but I will endeavour to keep you fully informed.
We have a wonderful community at Bramcote College. Mrs Gale and her team have created a school of which we can be very proud, with strong and improving student achievement, and wonderful pastoral care. We want our building to match the standard of the education delivered within it, and will do everything we can to bring this about as swiftly as possible.
Dr P Heery

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