As you will know, we are currently in the process of changing the secondary education provision
in Coalville and its surrounding villages, as the three secondary schools become two, with a shared sixth
form. A great deal of planning and preparation is currently being undertaken to ensure that the change
ahead is the best it can be.

Wherever appropriate, parents/carers and the wider community are being asked for their thoughts and
opinions as we move toward this change.

We contacted you recently to invite you to give us your thoughts on a possible change of name for the two
secondary schools. In summary Newbridge High School will become an 11-16 school and Castle Rock High
School/King Edward VII will merge to become an 11-16 school with a shared sixth form for both schools
based on the King Edward campus.

The two options were:
1. To remain as Newbridge School and Castle Rock School – (Please note, the name Castle Rock has
been suggested, rather than King Edward VII, as it is the lead school within the Apollo Partnership
Trust. In addition, the main entrance to the merged school will be the current Castle Rock entrance)
2. To change and decide on new names.

It has taken a great deal of thought and discussion between the Trustees of Apollo, the Principal at King
Edward VII and the Heads of School at Castle Rock and Newbridge, and taking into account your comments
in the recent poll, in which 74.1% preferred to keep the existing names, it has been decided that the two
schools will become Newbridge School and Castle Rock School.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to register your thoughts. The Apollo
Partnership Trust feel it is important to honour the legacy on which the foundations of education in
Coalville are built.

 

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