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  • Section 10 Consultation

    Published 21/10/20

    The section 10 consultation for The High School Leckhampton is open from Wednesday 21st October to Wednesday 9th December. Please click here for more details and to complete the consultation questions.

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  • Headteacher Appointed

    Published 07/10/20

    The Balcarras Trust is delighted to announce that we have appointed Mrs Helen Wood to be the Headteacher of The High School Leckhampton.

    Mrs Wood is currently the Senior Deputy Headteacher at Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham and will take up post in January. The CEO of The Balcarras Trust, Dominic Burke, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Mrs Wood will be joining us to be the Headteacher of The High School Leckhampton and we are confident that under her leadership the school will provide a first rate education for its young people.”

    Speaking shortly after her appointment Mrs Wood said, “I'm over the moon to have been appointed as the Headteacher of The High School Leckhampton. It's such a tremendous honour and privilege to work alongside the Balcarras Trust, who have already spent many months designing and planning the school, in bringing it into fruition.”

    Mrs Wood is due to take up post in January although she is keen to get involved straight away. "I can’t wait to get started. My first priority will be to share my vision for the school with prospective parents at the open events next week.”

    Speaking about her long term aim Mrs Wood said, “I am absolutely committed to creating a first-class school to serve the local community and it's a wonderful prospect to be leading a school that is already so strongly supported by parents.”

    If you are interested in The High School Leckhampton then please do join us at one of the open events that start next week. Due to high levels of demand we will be scheduling more events shortly.

     

    The Balcarras Trust 7.10.20

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  • GROUND BREAKING!

    Published 23/09/20

    Construction of The High School Leckhampton underway

    On Wednesday 22nd September our Headteacher, Dominic Burke along with Councillor Patrick Molyneux (Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills) officially ‘broke the ground’ on The High School Leckhampton, a brand new state of the art comprehensive school which will open next year.

    Mr Burke represented Balcarras and said afterwards: “It is very exciting that work is getting underway. We are looking forward to seeing the building that we have worked so hard to plan become a reality.”

    Kier Construction now begin their work with handover planned for April 2022. In the first year The High School will be based at Balcarras in a purpose built building.

    For GCC’s press release including some videos see this link:

    https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershire-county-council-news/news-september-2020/ground-breaking-work-starts-on-the-high-school-in-leckhampton/

     

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  • Headteacher - The High School Leckhamptopn

    Published 14/09/20
    Search for outstanding leader is underway  Today the Balcarras Trust began the process of recruiting a new headteacher for The High School Leckhampton. This will be a crucial moment in the school’s development and we are looking for a s
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  • Admissions - The High School Leckhampton

    Published 03/09/20

    Admissions Arrangements for The High School Leckhampton now determined

    The Balcarras Trust has now published the final admissions arrangements for the High School Leckhampton after a consultation period. Please see the final documents plus the Trust's response to the many submissions we received during the consultation. We would like to thank everyone who engaged with the process. Please click here for more information.

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  • Open Week 12th October - 20th October

    Published 30/06/20
    Open week for The High School Leckhampton will take place from Monday 12th October until Tuesday 20th October.   Due to the very high demand for tickets, we will be adding some more dates to our Open Week programme for the High
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  • Planning Granted

    Published 24/06/20

       

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  • We have a Name

    Published 24/06/20

    We are proud to announce The High School Leckhampton as the name for Cheltenham's new secondary school serving pupils in the south of the town.

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