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Leanne Symonds

Headteacher
Ringwood school

“I am really excited about being able to offer our students a much better dining offer from September 2022. We are expecting that the new dining provision (The Stables, currently the main hall) will seat far more students than it currently does and will allow us to completely re-model the servery to make queuing so much quicker. I am pleased that exams and other events will no longer mean that students cannot access a dining space and have to eat in maths classrooms. Providing a good lunch service and an appropriate place to eat lunch has been important to me since joining Ringwood 5 years ago. I am also (naturally) really looking forward to the opening of The Barn with its huge potential for our school community and beyond. We look forward to working with partners to plan how this amazing new building can reach its full potential to benefit all students as the next few months pass by.

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Chris Walton

chair of governors
ringwood school

As a school, we feel particularly fortunate to secure funding to enable the whole school and local community to have access to a great new facility.  I look forward to seeing the excitement of the students, parents, carers, and staff when the The Barn is ready to welcome them.”

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Sam Coombes

Operations manager
ringwood school

“This project is the result of many years’ hard work to bring a facility to Ringwood that is so desperately needed. Our school community is the heartbeat of the town, and our students are as excited about bringing this space to Ringwood as we are! I really look forward to working with them on the many planned fundraising events over the coming months and to the launch of The Barn in Summer 2022.