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King Edward VI Community College

King Edward VI Community College

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The College has a vision to improve its facilities and accommodation for pupils and the local community. Local Authority, central government, and other funding for school buildings is very limited and will not cover the scope of works that the College aspires to or needs. The only realistic way of funding these much-needed improvements is to dispose of land that is surplus to the College’s requirements and re-invest the proceeds into the remaining school buildings.  

As a College, we have considered local concerns regarding the possible loss of open green space in Totnes and have adapted our proposals by retaining large parts of the green space closest to the river and also the existing All Weather Pitch on the Elmhirst site. However, this does reduce the amount of receipt that the College could achieve and therefore will impact on the works that the College can undertake. This consultation document sets out the improvements that the College would want to deliver, however, it may not be possible to deliver all of these benefits as the outcomes will be dependent on the level of receipt the College achieves.  

Statement from the Chair of Governor’s and Principal: 

'Our vision for the college is one that offers the best opportunities for all students with excellent facilities available to enable them to achieve their potential. This consultation is part of the plan to radically improve the physical environment of the college into one that students are proud of and allows them to access everything they need to be successful in whatever they choose to pursue.    

This plan would also remove a considerable number of the practical problems the College site currently has, it would remove the financial burden that comes with the upkeep of old buildings not designed primarily for educational use, create dedicated social space that the site currently lacks and provide sporting spaces that students and the community can use all year round. 

By implementing this plan, we believe we will be developing the College to provide students and the local community an exceptional environment that will support the excellent education provision we all want for young people in our local community.'