Hundreds apply for place at new technical school

Hundreds of parents have applied for places for their children at Corby Technical School which will take 75 new pupils in September.

A total of 242 applications have been received for the free school in Cottingham Road, which opened last year in temporary accommodation with 57 pupils.

Operated by Brooke Weston Trust and Tresham College, it offers a curriculum with a technical bias for students interested in careers in engineering, computers, electronics or architecture.

Principal Angela Reynolds said: “We were really pleased with the number of applications for Year 7 places, as it is an endorsement of the good work that has been going on at the school since we opened in September.

“We held a number of open evenings in October which were heavily attended and we became aware of the positive interest from local parents about the innovative curriculum we offer.

“Being a Brooke Weston Trust school means we benefit from the experience of the schools within the trust network and we set ourselves and our students extremely high standards.”

Work on a new £6m school at the Cottingham Road site is under way and will be completed next year.