Banovallum ‘flushed’ after funding success

Fresh funding is coming the way of Banovallum Academy.
Fresh funding is coming the way of Banovallum Academy.

Students at Banovallum School in Horncastle will be flushed with success after a massive funding boost.

The school, which recently converted to Academy status after a lengthy process, has secured more than £300,000.

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

Headteacher Nicki Shore said: “We have waited a long time to be in a position to seek this funding.

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

“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.”

Works will start before the end of the current term and will be completed by the October half term.

Ms Shore confirmed the student council will be part of the planning for the school improvements.

News of the funding is a major boost for the school as it is the first application made since switching to Academy status.

Meanwhile, the school is also celebrating a remarkable achievement by their Young Enterprise Team.

Following their success at the Lindsey event, the team - ‘Natural Designs’ won two awards and the overall runner’s up prize at the County final at Hemswell Cliff.

They were awarded the Best Team Work award and the Best Environmental Award.

They beat four other schools into the runner’s up position, all of which were grammar schools with sixth forms.

Ms Shore added: “Our boys are only in Year 11. It reinforces all that we strive for in school and we feel certain that by recognising our students’ talents and skills beyond the curriculum, we help them to be ambitious and successful adults.”

Harry Peall, finance director for the Banovallum team, said: “I’m not satisfied because I would have liked to have won but I feel very proud of all we have achieved.”

First place went to a very worthy entry form the Lincoln Priory LSST and Banovallum have wished them every success in the regional finals.