A DRAMATIC shake-up of the De Montfort School could see the school merged into one site under plans unveiled by headteacher Guy Nichols.
Mr Nichols revealed the plans following the publishing of Ofsted’s damning report last week which found the school ‘requires improvement.’
Currently the school operates from two sites, with years six to eight based at the Middle School building, and year’s nine to 13 students taught at the High School site on Four Pools Road.
From September this year, the shake-up will see all students taught from the High School building as part of the school’s improvement plan.
It’s not yet known what will happen with the Middle School site, however Worcestershire County Council is said to be ‘supportive’ of the proposals.
“It is the next logical step towards uniting as one school,” Mr Nichols said.
“Our current High School site has a wealth of great facilities to enhance our students’ education. Along with our impressive IT block and brand new science laboratory, we have a state of the art performing arts area with a dance studio, fully equipped music rooms and an amazing space for drama. Our enviable sports facilities include a brand new 3G astro turf, tennis courts, two gymnasium areas and a modern sports hall.
The school was created in 2014 following the merger of Evesham High School and Simon De Montfort Middle School and has been operating from two sites ever since.
Mr Nichols added the merger will improve the education students receive at the school.
“We want all of our students to be able to experience school life together on one fantastic site,” he said.
“Our younger students will really benefit from moving up to our current High School site and experience learning and growing in such a lovely school environment. We can’t wait for them to return and for our new Year 6 students to start in September in their new areas.”