Yeoman Park Academy, part of Diverse Academies Trust, has been identified by the government as one of the first 50 schools in England to benefit from a new ‘transformative ten-year rebuilding programme’.

The £1bn scheme, which was first announced by the government in June 2020, will see a major rebuilding programme commence nationwide in the autumn of 2021. Yeoman Park, a specialist school based in Mansfield Woodhouse, will be redeveloped to the latest green credentials and will include an extensive range of modern facilities to support students aged 3 to 19 years from across Nottinghamshire.

David Cotton, CEO at Diverse Academies Trust said: “We are delighted that Yeoman Park Academy – a specialist school offering education for pupils with ASD and profound and multiple learning difficulties – has been earmarked within the first 50 of the government’s new ten-year rebuilding programme. As a Trust, our role is to nurture curiosity, develop wellbeing and empower children and young people to go beyond their aspirations – and this exciting development will provide enhanced, modern facilities which will make an incredible difference to the communities we serve across Nottinghamshire.”

Courtney Hoop, Principal added: “As a staff team, our core focus is always on ensuring our children and young people are given every opportunity to demonstrate what they can do and to reach their full potential – regardless of any physical disabilities or barriers to learning that they face. We’re absolutely thrilled that as part of this new development we will be able to offer an enhanced teaching and learning environment. Our children deserve the very best.”