Nottinghamshire County Council has approved in principle the expansion of Toot Hill School, which would increase capacity at the school by 150 extra places.
The Council’s Policy Committee gave the proposal the green light on 16 September, while also agreeing to fund feasibility studies and site surveys for an enlargement.
Toot Hill School, in Bingham, is a high performing comprehensive academy rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is the founder school of the Nova Education Trust. Intake at the school is currently over 2,000 students age 11 to 18.
The County Council’s decision to support the proposal follows on from the approval for the expansion of South Nottinghamshire Academy which was given the go ahead back in July 2020. The proposed expansions would help to meet increasing demand for secondary school places in the Rushcliffe area over the next ten years.
Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We are committed to investing in the future education of children and young people across Nottinghamshire.
“Today’s decision to approve the proposal to expand Toot Hill School in the Rushcliffe will help ensure that parents in the area can send their children to their school of choice.”
Nottinghamshire County Council places families, education and skills firmly at the heart of its vision.
Councillor Cutts added: “It will also help to ensure that we meet our statutory duty of providing sufficient school places across the county, both now and in the future.
“It’s part of a multimillion-pound investment in new and existing schools, to ensure that we continue to meet demand for places as our communities grow, and that our buildings and facilities are up to a good standard.”