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Shepshed schools campus changes - have your say

We would like to hear from parents, residents and others in the local community on our ambitious plans to transform education provision and create an extra 350 primary places, improved facilities secondary students and new specialist provision for pupils having special educational needs.  These exciting changes will take place over the next three years. 

We would like to hear your views on these changes, what this may mean to you and your child if they attend or are planning to attend a school on the Forest Street campus and how these changes will be a benefit to the wider community.

The investment to redevelop education provision on the campus is expected to cost £17.5 million.  The schemes, which will also help meet housing development in the area comprises a number of stages and includes;

  • Building a six-classroom block extension and reconfiguring Iveshead School for their secondary school students. This development will allow pupils to move from two separate buildings (secondary and high school) spread over the site into one dedicated building (the former Hind Leys College) after significant adaptations.
  • The first stage is expected to open for the start of the 2021-22 academic year. The remodelling of the main school building will also include a new administration wing at the front of an enlarged entrance, new foyer and upgrade toilet facilities, and dedicated areas for pupils with special educational needs. 
  • The second stage will see the former high school building transformed into a state of the art 630-place school for St Botolphs C of E Primary School to allow a move in 2022. There will be a yearly gradual increase in additional places available, from the school’s current 280 capacity.
  • The final stage will see a new 50-place school built on the current St Botolphs school site for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

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New entrance - artist impression  Opens new window

Iveshead school areas for reconfiguration plan  Opens new window

How to participate

A considerable amount of planning and preparation work has already been completed with staff at each school, their governors and the Department for Education.  This has enabled good progress to be made and funds to be secured.

We are particularly keen to hear your views on how the increase in places and widening the educational choice and provision on the campus maybe a benefit to you,
your child(ren) and the community. You can do this by accessing the online consultation.

The consultation closes 10 November and the findings will be published on this website in December. Please be assured that anything you say to us will be treated with the upmost confidentiality.

Thank you in advance of your participation.

For any queries please email

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