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Economic Benefits of Co-Location

  • Community sport/art facilities – availability, scope, standard
  • Reduce pollution from traffic and noise
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Greater access to facilities, e.g. air cadets, scouts
  • Easier access to site off main road
  • Reduce the carbon footprint
  • Remove ASB concern
  • Policing savings
  • Transport


  • Centre of educational excellence for Sleaford and local area
  • Extend influence to wider catchment
  • Meet the growing demand for places
  • Expansion of best grammar school practice in line with Green Paper
  • Up to date facilities
  • Wraparound care & enhanced safeguarding
  • Creation of a sustainable wider curriculum offer
  • Attraction and retention of teachers
  • External use of building for adult learning systems
  • Examination areas improved
  • Develop as a MAT to support other local primary/secondary schools
  • Enhance reputation as most collaborative of local selective schools
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Use of girls’ school (housing)
  • Use of boys’ school (retail/housing)
  • Larger retail units to meet demand
  • Aspirations for pedestrianisation of Southgate
  • Construction: Jobs, School, Existing sites
  • Inward investment
  • Enhanced reputation for town
  • Positive impact on housing and employment market


  • Asset lifetime costs
  • Maintenance
  • Utilities and charges
  • Income – community use & hiring of facilities
  • Reduce ongoing revenue costs
  • Reduce staffing costs
  • Reduction in energy use: thermal efficiency of building
  • Greater efficiency in the use of space
  • Opportunity to lead as a model of efficiency
  • Set example to other schools and MATs locally and nationally
  • Financial protection/security at a time where outstanding pupil outcomes are increasingly compromised by reduced budgets