Two schools ready for a big new term

File pic - Scarborough College, private school, Filey Road. 092515d'pic Andrew Higgins 15/06/09  in News
File pic - Scarborough College, private school, Filey Road. 092515d'pic Andrew Higgins 15/06/09 in News

TWO Scarborough schools are set for a new educational dawn after announcing a huge merger.

Scarborough College and Bramcote School, both in Filey Road, will come together in September to provide one independent learning base for the town.

Scenesetter 'Bramcote School'Picture by Neil Silk 120548'03/02/12

Scenesetter 'Bramcote School'Picture by Neil Silk 120548'03/02/12

Bosses have said the new school will continue to offer day and boarding education, with the focus on development for youngsters aged between three-years-old and 11-years-old.

The senior school will remain largely unchanged under the plans.

Isobel Nixon, headteacher at Scarborough College, said: “It is very exciting to be a part of this new development.

“The strengths of Scarborough College and Bramcote School will come together to form a very fine school based on an ethos of inspiration and endeavour.”

Dan Davey, who will become the headteacher of the new Bramcote Junior School, added: “The emphasis on high academic standards, broad extra curricular provision and outdoor challenge will continue along with a traditional approach to behaviour, good manners and service to others.”

The two schools have provided independent education in Scarborough for more than 100 years, with Bramcote School being built in 1893 and Scarborough College just three years later.

The move has been welcomed by governors who have acclaimed the partnership as a boost for the future of education in Scarborough.

John Renshaw, chairman of the governors at Scarborough College said: “Our goal is to offer the very best education to all our pupils.

“Our commitment to maintain the quality of education and life experience we offer has resulted in a merger of our two schools.

“We are looking forward with confidence to a bright future with a new and bigger school.”

Alistair Needler, a governor of Bramcote School, added: “These changes will clearly provide challenges for those of us from both schools.

“However, we all feel that the merger offers the best option for the future of both schools and indeed for the children of Scarborough.”