Pupils set to be top of the class thanks to expansion

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Thousands of pounds have been spent on new state-of-the-art facilities to boost pupils’ achievement at Market Rasen De Aston School.

The latest facilities, designed by the pupils themselves, include a media suite, art block, sixth form study area, a common room and pupil development centre.

Planning started in January and contractors worked flat-out throughout the summer to complete much of work before pupils returned after their six-week holiday.

It will all be completed next month and an official opening will take place.

The project, which has been in the pipeline for many years, was funded through school “resources” - but staff are staying tight-lipped about the exact cost of project.

Headteacher Ellenor Beighton said: “The new facilities have been designed by the students for the students - this is a fantastic development and we hope that the new facilities will inspire our students to do the best they can.”

Assistant headteacher Stephen Bunney is equally enthusiastic about the school’s new facilities.

He said: “It’s exciting - it’s going to hopefully enhance the academic progress the school has made over the past few years.

“The idea is to ensure all subjects taught have the best facilities.”

Mr Bunney was keen to stress provision has been made for all activities until the new facilities are ready in October.

Other works include internal improvements to the boarding house and external landscaping - although this is not due to be complete just yet.