Nuneaton school receives cash boost

Date: Thursday 13 April 2017

Nuneaton school receives cash boost

A Nuneaton school that has embarked on an exciting period of expansion has received a timely donation from our Midlands and West Midlands business units.

Both of our teams, which are currently building high-quality homes at their respective Milby Hall and Cotton Grange developments at The Farm, off Weddington Road in the town, have donated £500 to Higham Lane School.

The £1,000 total went towards purchasing IT equipment for the school’s new sixth form, which was introduced in September.

Ben Elliott, Director of Corporate Services at Higham Lane School, says: “We set up two IT labs in the new buildings for our sixth form, so this fantastic donation went towards purchasing computers that went in there.

“We’ve been looking to establish a sixth form here for the best part of 10 years – it’s been something the parents have always wanted so it’s fantastic to see it come to fruition.

“There are a lot of set-up costs involved with establishing something like this, so the timing of this donation couldn’t be better. It’s really important and helped us a lot with getting the new equipment that’s needed for our sixth form students, so we’d like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey.”

Higham Lane’s expansion comes at an exciting time for the school. Recent data released by Ofsted and the Department for Education revealed that the school performed within the top 8% of all secondary schools in England based on 2015 GCSE results, while in 2014 the Minister of State for Education congratulated the school for being placed within the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in the country.

“We have more than 1,200 pupils and there’s a lot going on right now,” adds Ben. “We’re fortunate to be part of a large school that’s progressing very well and it’s certainly an exciting time to be here.”

Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a responsible local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build and so we were delighted to make this donation to Higham Lane School.”

Elaine Cartwright, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, says: “We wish the school every success as it embarks on this new era of providing sixth form education. We hope the students enjoy working on their new computers.

“Schooling is one of the key reasons for people wanting to move house and having such a high-performing secondary school – which was rated ‘good’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection – is perfect for those choosing a new home at this beautiful Taylor Wimpey development.”

Our Milby Hall at The Farm development currently offers a range of three and four-bedroom homes, while Cotton Grange at The Farm also features a selection of three and four bedroom designs.