Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

A Nottingham academy is celebrating after the City Council helped secure £4m to fund a proposal to expand by 450 places. The Fernwood School, in Wollaton, has successfully applied for around £3m of funding through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), which allocates money to improve and expand school buildings. The bid, supported by an […]

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Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Nottingham City Council has continued its campaign against truancy by carrying out patrols across the south of the City. ‘Hotspots’ in the area were targeted this morning (20 April) by the council’s Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) and Community Protection Officers (CPOs) supported by Nottinghamshire Police. If follows a previous patrol carried out in Bulwell at […]

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A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

An innovative drive to boost literacy levels is kick off in Nottingham today (Friday) thanks to a partnership between the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. A National Literacy Trust Hub will be established in the city which will be known locally as Read On Nottingham. National Literacy Trust Hubs […]

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Nottingham’s pioneering schools model goes from strength to strength

Nottingham’s pioneering schools model goes from strength to strength

Here, Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Business, Education and Skills, gives his thoughts about the recently-launched Nottingham Schools Trust… In September 2017 we helped to launch the Nottingham Schools Trust, a groundbreaking new model for local schools to work together, share resources and drive improvements by cooperation and collaboration. This unique structure – one […]

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Education Minister visits Outstanding-rated special school in Nottingham

Education Minister visits Outstanding-rated special school in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has paid tribute to the work of a city school following a Ministerial visit today. Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Business, Education and Skills, has welcomed the visit of Damian Hinds to Rosehill School, in St Ann’s. The Secretary of State for Education was in Nottingham as part of a wider […]

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Approval given for £4.1m expansion of Wollaton school

Approval given for £4.1m expansion of Wollaton school

Planning consent was granted on the £4.1m expansion of a Nottingham school this afternoon. Members of Nottingham City Council’s planning committee voted to approve the application for Middleton Primary School, in Wollaton. The expansion, funded by Nottingham City Council, will see a further 210 school places added for local children and expansion work should be […]

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Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Crews from Nottingham City Council have been praised for working through the night to keep roads open. The City was hit with snow showers overnight on Wednesday far heavier and more widespread than forecast. Highways officers worked throughout the night to treat major roads across Nottingham ahead of Thursday morning’s rush hour. Part of their […]

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