Academy News

MK Council Funding boost for Sir Herbert Leon Academy

(8th March 2019)


Sir Herbert Leon Academy in Bletchley has been awarded £256,000 of funding from developers following intervention from MK Council.

So called ‘Section 106’ funding (named because it’s the 106th section of the Town and Country Planning Act) is sought by the council from developers towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure, which could be anything from an upgrade to a play area to a new path and much more besides. Emily Darlington, ward councillor for Bletchley East led a recent campaign for Section 106 funding to be spent at the school.

Jo Trevenna, Principal of Sir Herbert Leon Academy said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be receiving this investment which is extremely welcome. We’re looking at a range of potential areas that will benefit from the funding - from our IT to buildings and sports facilities. As an AET academy, everything we do is focused on helping ensure our students can go on to lead remarkable lives and we’ll be working closely with our partners in Milton Keynes Council to ensure that this investment delivers the maximum possible benefit for the whole school community.”

Cllr Zoe Nolan, Lead Councillor for children and families said, “Schools are the foundations of our future and strong communities in Milton Keynes. We want our schools to be supported as MK expands, and we look forward to exploring how the money can be invested to bring maximum benefits to the children at Sir Herbert Leon.”

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SHL Academy Construction Workshop back in action (10th December 2018)

Students given insight to construction industry through John Sisk & Son led refurb

Monday 10th December 2018: Sir Herbert Leon Academy (SHL Academy) has celebrated the reopening of its construction workshop, thanks to the help and support of leading construction firm John Sisk & Son and its supply chain partners. SHL Academy is part of AET, the largest academy trust in the country.

The newly refurbished workshop was officially opened by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Martin Petchey and Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son.

Students given insight to construction industry through John Sisk & Son led refurb

Monday 10th December 2018: Sir Herbert Leon Academy (SHL Academy) has celebrated the reopening of its construction workshop, thanks to the help and support of leading construction firm John Sisk & Son and its supply chain partners. SHL Academy is part of AET, the largest academy trust in the country.

The newly refurbished workshop was officially opened by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Martin Petchey and Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son.