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New £4 million building to take school forward

Students at The Deepings School with chairman of governors Jonathan Theobalds, business manager Lisa Goodchild and headteacher Chris Beckett.

Students at The Deepings School with chairman of governors Jonathan Theobalds, business manager Lisa Goodchild and headteacher Chris Beckett.

The popularity of a Deeping St James school rated outstanding by Ofsted will soar after it sealed a deal for a new £4 million science building.

Work begins this summer on the new building at The Deepings School after a funding application was approved by the Department for Education and Skills.

The new two-storey building will have 11 laboratories, a 90-seat lecture theatre, biomedical centre and outdoor area.

It will be the second new development at the school since it became an academy two years ago after a £2.5 million sixth form centre opened last September.

Headteacher Chris Beckett said: “All academies have the opportunity to put in various rounds of bids for competing projects.

“We managed to be successful before when we refurbished the main part of the school but this time we bid for the maximum amount and managed to get it, so we’re absolutely chuffed to bits.

“It will enable us to build a new science block that will be the envy of many and give our students a fantastic facility.

“It will take a year to build but by then, everything will look second to none and both our superb students and excellent team of teachers will work and learn in outstanding facilities.”

 

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