Following a successful application to the Government’s Priority School Building Programme in February 2015, Tring School has secured significant funding from the Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) to carry out a major redevelopment of the school’s facilities.
In February we finally received planning permission for our new Government funded £30m redevelopment. We now have the green light to get cracking with the largest project of its kind in the country.
Every single element of our new school has been carefully considered and meticulously planned to provide your children and future generations with a brand new state of the art, safe and sustainable school.
Friday 29 May 2020
Tring School has announced that work has begun on the school's £30 million new build project.
Earlier this year, planning permission was granted for a rebuild to provide Tring with a new, sustainable school.
After extensive conversations with the Department for Education and the contractor, Bowmer + Kirkland, including the establishment of safe working practices, the construction team came on site in late March. Please click here to read full article.
The aim of the redevelopment is to provide a state-of-the art, safe and energy efficient teaching and learning environment which meets the outstanding standards we have set ourselves as a school.
The redevelopment of Tring School will be the largest school rebuild of its kind taking place in the UK over the next three years. The majority of our school buildings were first constructed in 1956 when we moved to our current site at Mortimer Hill. Whilst these buildings have served us well over many years, they are no longer fit for purpose.
This project is a huge opportunity for all of our students and the wider Tring community. Our priorities are to ensure that our school remains fully operational with no impact upon the quality of our students’ learning, disruption to local people is kept to a minimum and the project is carried out in partnership with our students, parents, local residents and Department for Education.
The project will see a number of our old buildings taken down and being replaced with a new three storey block to house new teaching spaces. There will also be a brand new sports centre built adjacent to the existing sports hall. A £2m major refurbishment of the swimming pool has now been completed.
Work is now well underway in our programme of works for the new school building. A question has been asked about the capacity of the new school and whether we have or should have increased it. The short answer to this is no. The number of pupils we take is determined by the Local Authority (Herts County Council) and this is influenced by many factors including birth rates and housing developments. Our PAN (pupil admission number) is 240 and this is considered sufficient for the current and future needs of Tring and the catchment area of surrounding villages. Even as an academy we cannot simply increase our PAN without the approval of the Local Authority. Our new build is being paid for by the Department for Education and they will only fund according to the PAN so our capacity remains at 240 students per year group and 300 in the Sixth Form.
We look forward to updating you on our progress on this hugely exciting redevelopment project.