Castle Vale School: new building promise; school put on Government’s priority list

Castle Vale School will get new buildings, the government has promised.
It is one of 261 schools in England that have been put on a priority list for a new buildings programme. Just five other schools in Birmingham have managed to get onto the list. They are: Hallmoor School, Heathlands Junior and Infant School,Kings Norton High School,Plantsbrook School and Turves Green Boys’ School.
42 of the schools across the country have been designated as needing urgent repairs and rebuilding. Work on these will start immediately. Castle Vale School is not on the ‘most urgent’ list.
Castle Vale School had been promised a rebuild under the Labour government’s Building Schools For the Future programme. But the Conservative government scrapped the scheme when they discovered the extent of the country’s financial problems.
They have now identified 261 schools across the country which have buildings in need of repair or refurbishment, to go onto their Priority School Building Programme.
587 schools applied to go on the list.
The first of the newly built schools will open in 2014, says the government statement.


8 responses to “Castle Vale School: new building promise; school put on Government’s priority list

  1. Bickington

    This is wonderful news. New building, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Out with the old, in with the new.
    This heralds a new dawn for education on the Vale. Rejoice !

  2. And new cyberbullying laws to stop individuals like yourself posting comments

  3. what about the persons comment above is bullying ? get a grip the people of castle vale have a right to an opinion regarding their community school we are glad the head is gone dont forget we have the knowledge that schools around the city have supported our campaign and eventually the head has had to walk xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. And lets hope it’s still called Castle Vale and not some trumped up pompous name!!!

  5. Do the survey on the school web site and vote to keep the name

  6. Bickington

    Somebody is getting over sensitive.
    Which bit of the post is not true?
    If you really are not happy with the changes that are taking place then please explain why.
    I rejoice in these changes because the school building is old and in bad shape – hence we need a new building xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Legal Eagle

    What ‘new cyber bullying laws’ ? – unless 2003 is recent.
    The Communications Act 2003 makes it a criminal offence to send: “…by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character”.
    Nothing on this blog comes remotely close to this. The posts are moderated by the editor. I think they may be a bit quick to xxxxxx but accept that is their right to do so.
    Are you sure that the author of the post is not trying to stifle debate on what is the single most important issue for our estate. The threat of the law is, in itself, an attempt to bully and intimidate. Won’t work, this community care too much about this issue to be silenced. So, as another post said, out with the old, in with the new.

  8. perhaps we have to use the word ‘allegedly’ like they do in Not the Nine O’clock News.
    Let’s try.
    The management at the school failed to provide effective leadership to pupils and staff, allegedly.