Delight as School’s Efficient Rebuild Project is Announced
Sawston Village College has been selected as one of the first 50 schools to receive investment from the Government’s ten-year school rebuilding programme. Due to deliver 500 rebuilding projects over the next decade the programme is supported by £1billion in funding.
The academy, which is a member of Anglian Learning trust, will use their allocated funding to make exciting refurbishments across the school site. All building renovations will be energy efficient and built with the objective to provide Sawston’s staff and pupils with a positive, inspiring environment for teaching and learning. Sawston Village College is a fast-growing school with pupil numbers projected to increase further over the next few years.
Jonathan Culpin, CEO of Anglian Learning said: “This is exciting news for Anglian Learning and Sawston Village College. This funding will provide a much longed for transformation of the school environment for staff and pupils that will maximise learning opportunities. Our estate strategy for the school has been in place for many years and we are overjoyed that we will now be able to see these plans come to fruition.”
Jonathan Russell, Principal, Sawston Village College said: “We are delighted our pupils will have the space and investment they deserve. This is fantastic news as the funds will help us preserve our heritage buildings as the first Village College in the country, and also create a new, dynamic, energy-efficient space that can be enjoyed by all.
“We have done as much as we can to refurbish and maintain our buildings, some of which are listed. This new investment will mean we can future-proof our school and give the community an outstanding school that makes us all proud.”