Nottingham's Bluecoat Academy revamp work to start

Artist's impression of school revamp
Image caption Bluecoat Academy is one of the final two schemes in Nottingham's Building Schools for the Future plan

Work is due to begin to refurbish a Nottingham school after the signing of a multi-million pound deal.

Set to start next month, the £12.6m project will transform Bluecoat Academy's Wollaton Park campus.

It is being funded through the former government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The entire campus will be completely remodelled and will feature flexible teaching, social and dining spaces with ICT access.

Existing temporary accommodation will be removed and replaced with new buildings and the school grounds will be landscaped.

Councillor David Mellen, Nottingham City Council's portfolio holder for children's services, said: "Bluecoat Academy is one of the final two schemes in Nottingham's BSF programme which has transformed a significant number of Nottingham's schools.

"This project is about more than just giving the existing site a makeover - it is about transforming the teaching and learning environment to ensure that pupils get the most out of their school experience and can reach their full potential."

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