£2.9m expansion plans approved for schools in Gedling

Councillor Philip Owen

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved £2.9m to secure additional secondary school places across the Gedling area from this September and over the next five years. The funding, approved by the Council’s Policy Committee, will see the planned expansion of The Carlton Academy to accommodate 300 permanent secondary places.

The plan to expand the school will be undertaken by the Redhill Trust, effectively future-proofing the school and meeting the need for places until 2027.

Councillor Philip Owen, Children and Young people’s Committee Chairman said: “The County Council is committed to providing places at good and popular schools and the expansion of The Carlton Academy, with an additional 300 places, demonstrates this.

“We are working with a number of academies in the Gedling district to secure places for both the short and longer term, to make sure that these school places are available where they are needed. The Council’s Place Planning officers are experts are analysing various data to predict when and where to plan for future needs.”

On March 1, national secondary offer day, 91.6% of Gedling pupils received their first preference, while 97.7% received one of their four stated preferences.