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The Vision

A tailored co-educational establishment on a new site with world class facilities where every learner continues to matter. At the heart of the local community, it will encourage diversity, and promote inclusion within a selective setting, adding real value to learners’ educational experiences. It will continue to work with local schools and partners in education, health, the arts and business, to extend learning opportunities beyond the classroom, promoting collaboration, innovation and lifelong learning.

Robert Carre Trust

Education Vision for the RCT Campus

  • Maintain ethos of the two grammar schools
  • Create a co-educational facility
  • Centre of excellence for education of boys and girls for the 21st century and beyond, including investment in IT
  • Robert Carre Trust to maintain close links to SGA and SJSF
  • Aiming for the quality of Independent school facilities for state-funded students
  • Increase capacity: 1600 co-ed Grammar School (8 form entry – 720 KS3 / 480 KS4 / 400 KS5), rising to 1800 upon new houses being built in the two Sleaford Sustainable Urban Extensions
  • Structure a large school into smaller units to maintain the feel of being small and friendly
  • Legible faculty structure with individual identity & resources
  • Traditional facade to reflect history and heritage of the schools – modern contemporary buildings beyond.
  • Accessible to all
  • Full community sports village use
  • Adult education provision available - opportunities for evening classes to target upskilling the wider community.
  • Aspiration to open in September 2020.  This is what we should aim for and then work back accordingly!

 Health & Fitness

  • Sports: athletics/3G/4G/all-weather hockey/rugby and football/Sports Hall/cricket/swimming pool/gymnastics/Dance Studio/Fitness Suite all bookable evenings, weekends and school holidays. 
  • Sports Club Room – meeting area for partner clubs and community groups using the facilities.
  • Create a Regional Centre for Activity to offer health benefits for school and wider community targeting inactivity amongst all groups across the community.  This should include the following: holiday activities, health referral, cardiac rehabilitation, cycle / walking routes to promote healthy walks / couch to 5k, weightwatchers, running / cycling, triathlon and promote a range of other programmes to offer opportunities to promote health and well-being and reduce obesity / other weight related conditions and their impacts on the local health care provision.


  • Theatre / auditorium / lecture theatre (400 seats).
  • Solar power/wind power/geothermal power to provide electricity for the site and recycling to attempt to create a carbon neutral site.
  • Accessible outdoor provision – woodland (science/nature).
  • Classrooms to be multi-purpose (pastoral and faculty structure)
  • Toilets in pairs/bicycle racks/wide corridors/light/airy/roof lights/play areas/quiet areas.
  • Sixth form area BUT part of the school to maintain the role modelling effect.