Major Funding Boost for Whitefriars School Development!
(photo): Touring the site for the new landmark building due to open at Whitefriars School, along with Executive Headteacher Chris Spruce (far left).
I held a meeting with between Chris Spruce, the Executive Head of Whitefriars School and the Schools Minister, David Laws, to discuss the need for a Â£250k Government loan over the next five years to facilitate the school's expansion plans. I was very pleased to hear that this request for support was subsequently granted. Whitefriars is already known to be an excellent school with high levels of attainment for pupils so I know this news is going to be very welcome to a lot of local families.
Almost uniquely, Whitefriars is a Primary School which is expanding to be a 3-18 through school, with plans for a 750 place secondary section and 150 place 6th Form. The injection of funds will be used to ensure that the Academy Trust can meet needs for new staffing and resources as well as facilities management costs for the new 9000 square metre landmark building for its opening this September.