A happy return as Banovallum invests in future

Exciting times:  Students can expect changes for the better when they return to Banovallum School
Exciting times: Students can expect changes for the better when they return to Banovallum School
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Students at Banovallum School in Horncastle will notice some big changes when they return from the summer holidays later this week.

In fact, you could say they will be flushed with success - and it has nothing to do with recent exam results.

Instead, work is close to being completed on a new toilet block.

The school, which converted to academy status earlier this year, secured more than £300,000.

The money will go towards various improvements, including updating the toilet facilities for students.

Head teacher Nicki Shore said: “We have waited a long time to be in a position to get this funding.

“It will go towards updating all the student toilet facilities in school - and generally improving the conditions.

“Since I arrived in 2011, we have had very little funding to undertake major works and I am delighted to honour the students’ requests that we invest in this area.”

Work has been carried out by local traders and is set to be completed by the October half-term.

Meanwhile, Ms Shore has revealed Banovallum’s partnership with the town’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is going from ‘strength to strength’.

She confirmed the joint school councils had held a series of positive meetings and that there are exciting plans for ‘further student collaboration in the new year’.

The pioneering partnership between the two Horncastle schools has been praised in the House of Commons. Education Minister Nicky Morgan has hinted she could visit the town.