Haileybury Turnford is celebrating after being successful with its bid to the Department for Education’s School Rebuilding Programme. Following the opening of its new English, Humanities and Science Building in September 2021, being part of the rebuilding programme will now help transform the education for its students at the Mill Lane academy in Cheshunt, with new buildings to include classrooms, a Sports Centre and new dining areas. The new facilities will be net-zero carbon in operation. Planning work with the Department for Education has already begun over the summer holidays.
Robin Newman, Principal of the Cheshunt academy said “I am delighted that Haileybury Turnford has been chosen to be part of the School Rebuilding Programme and benefit from significant capital investment. Most of our existing buildings were designed and built in the 1960s and are no longer fit to educate our students. With new state of the art facilities we will be able to give our students facilities and a learning environment which will inspire them to be even more successful across the whole curriculum.”
Rob Whitaker, Chair of Governors, added “it has been a simply brilliant 12 months for our school. Following the opening of the new English, Humanities and Science Building in September 2021, we were delighted to be rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in March 2022, and we are oversubscribed in Year 7 for September 2022. Being selected for the School Rebuilding Programme will now help us continue to build on this success and do everything we can to provide the very best education for all young people in our local community”.