Design and technology block will be revamped at The Deepings School

Government cash for schools - The Deepings School'A level resistant materials student James Romaine makes desk in old technology building ANL-151202-151631001
Government cash for schools - The Deepings School'A level resistant materials student James Romaine makes desk in old technology building ANL-151202-151631001

The design and technology block at The Deepings School will be revamped as part of a Government programme.

The school in Park Road, Deeping St James, found out last week that it had been successful in being included in phase two of the Department for Education’s priority schools building programme.

Technical advisors will visit the school next month to start scoping out the works, which could be a significant refurbishment or a complete rebuild of the 10 classroom block.

Staff at the school worked on the bid for funding last summer and are thrilled 
that the school has been selected, one of 277 schools nationwide and just three in Lincolnshire.

The block earmarked for attention houses the popular subject areas of art, fashion, resistant materials and food technology.

The school, rated outstanding by Ofsted at the last two inspections and which has more than 1,500 pupils on roll, has seen a planned programme of capital improvements over the last five years.

Work is currently well underway on the new science centre, due to open in September.

Headteacher Richard Trow said: “This new art, design and technology centre will allow us to be even more adventurous in our approach and raise standards even further.

“Congratulations also go to our partner school Linchfield Community Primary School, who have also received significant funding following a successful 
application.”