Farmor's School is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded £550,000 from the Education Funding Agency’s Academies Capital Maintenance Fund which will enable us to continue with our plans to build a new Learning Resource Centre for our successful Sixth Form. In addition to this we have also been awarded a further £425,000 to complete recent flat roof repairs.
The Learning Resource Centre will be completed December 2013/January 2014 so existing and future Sixth Form students can look forward to a new welcoming and attractive environment that supports teaching and learning.
Anne Stokes, Headteacher, said ‘it is fantastic news that we have been successful with our bids for funding. The new Learning Resource Centre is something we are really excited about and will ultimately benefit the whole school and surrounding community. Our 6th form students have already achieved great things in cramped study conditions and have an excellent track record of A level results. This funding will be used to extend and improve study facilities for our Sixth Form which will enhance the whole learning experience for the students.’
The school has also benefited from a window replacement project that has just been completed.
A PDF of the plans can be viewed here.
Further plans have been released and they can be viewed below:
An information evening was held on the 7th May 2013 giving an opportunity to view the plans and see presentations by Emma White, Head of Sixth Form and Sue Dorey, Business Manager regarding the new Learning Resource Centre.
The presentations can be viewed here:
The plans were well received and comments given by parents during the evening included:
'The plans for the LRC look excellent and I'm sure they will be even better in the flesh'
''Excellent - much needed and perfectly timed for my daughter's entry to 6th Form!'
'An excellent concept, with fine ideas that will benefit students in a learning environment'