Toot Hill School, Bingham, given green light to increase capacity by Nottinghamshire County Council
A secondary school has been given the green light to increase its capacity.
Toot Hill School, Bingham, can increase its capacity by 150 places after approval from Nottinghamshire County Council's policy committee.
The committee also agreed to fund feasibility studies and site surveys for an enlargement.
The school 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 more than 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.
Kay Cutts, leader of the county council, said: “We are committed to investing in the future education of children and young people across Nottinghamshire.
“The decision to approve the proposal to expand Toot Hill School in Rushcliffe will help ensure that parents in the area can send their children to their school of choice.
“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.”