Newquay Tretherras was informed on the 19th of July that the Secretary of State for Education, Mr Michael Gove, has approved in principle the application to sell a portion of its land in order to reinvest the proceeds to fund a major rebuilding and refurbishment programme.
The school has no further details of the Secretary of State’s decision and breaks up for the summer holiday today. The Governors will meet with the EFA early in the autumn term and will then plan the next steps of the process, which will include full public consultation on its proposals to provide new school facilities for the students, their families, and the community.
Chair of Governors Mr Richard Simeons said, ‘This is the first step of a much longer process. We will have to wait until the autumn to discuss the implications of the approval. Mean while it is reassuring to know that the Secretary of State has given his approval in principle. ’
The school also recently learned that its bid for funding from the EFA, The Academes Capital Maintenance scheme was successful in securing £575,000 for the removal of asbestos, replace flat roofs and window walling. This funding will be used for the continual maintenance in the senior end of the school, which is not part of the wider proposal.