By King Edward's, Jun 14 2018 10:55PM
Over the coming few years King Edward's stands to gain over a million pounds in additional funding thanks to the government's new National Funding Formula.
King Edward's continued growth means that the government's new funding formula and the School's dramatic growth in pupil numbers will see the School's overall income rise by close to an extra £400,000 per year in funding from 1st September 2018.
In September 2018 the School will welcome a record intake of 175 new Year 7 children from nearly 50 primary feeder schools from Mablethrope to Market Rasen and from Horncastle to Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
In addition to this the School's recent Open Evening was attended by over 400 families, and with 325 children already registered for the 11+ in September King Edward's expects to have another record intake for September 2019.
The Sixth Form at King Edward's also continues to flourish with new courses being added all the time to meet demand. This year sees Media Studies and Theatre Studies join Sociology and Business Studies as new A Level courses for September 2018. Future plans include either A Level Computer Science or the full time Diploma in Computing and Games Design. With a broader and more inclusive range of both traditional A Level subjects and more modern subjects we are focused on broadening our appeal to a wider range of A Level students.
With a £500,000 refurbishment of the School's inner Quad and Edward Street Hall due to finish in August the School is also investing a further £500,000 in the redevelopment of the English Department and top floors of the Lodge. In addition to this refurbishment, the School has plans in hand for a new Sports Hall and Astro Turf with building planned to start in September 2020.
Looking further ahead the School will begin to draw up plans and proposals for a new science centre and is currently awaiting confirmation of funding for the creation of a dedicated community theatre and arts centre in the School's original buildings located on Schoolhouse Lane between King Edward's and St James' Church.
With massive investment plans in the School site; record pupil numbers and a huge financial bonus from the new national funding formula due to kick in from the 1st September the future of KEVIGS looks bright.