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Massive boost for sport at Corby Glen school

Artist's impression of the new sports facilites at Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen.

Artist's impression of the new sports facilites at Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen.

Corby Glen’s Charles Read Academy has received more than a third of a million pounds to improve sports development.

The school has been awarded more than £245,000 from Sport England, with the remaining money being made up by the academy’s sponsor, the David Ross Education Trust (DRET).

The money will be used to build a state of the art 3G all-weather pitch, brand new netball and tennis courts and floodlighting.

Charles Johnston, Sport England Property Director, said: “We know people have a better experience of sport when they have good facilities in which to play. This is why we’re investing in Charles Read Academy.”

The facilities will also be open to the local community on evenings and weekends.

Acting Principal Robert Sloan said: “Sport is something we take great pride in at Charles Read. These facilities will not only help us to further improve our sports enrichment but they will be of huge benefit for the entire community.”

The building work will begin in the new academic year with completion expected for mid-October.

Mr Sloan added: “This is just one of the developments our students are experiencing since becoming part of DRET. We received praise from HRH Princess Beatrice during our official opening, have taken part in sporting competitions with Dame Kelly Holmes and are expecting fantastic GCSE results this summer.

“This investment is testament to the huge strides we are making as an academy and I hope this becomes the heart of the local community.”

 

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