Last week, local MP Amber Rudd visited Rye College to be briefed on the Rye Academy Trust’s need to rebuild the college.
Amber was shown the difficulties facing the college- the old buildings and infrastructure.
Amber commented: “I support the plans of the Rye Academy Trust to request funds to build a school fit for the 21st century on the lower school site. I will certainly be putting their case to the Secretary of State for Education.”
The Rye Academy Trust has already expressed an interest in purchasing the lower school site in Rye to Sainsburys and Tesco. The Chair of the Trust, Jacqui Lait, said “We want to push ahead with this as fast as we can and to have Amber’s support is enormously welcome.”
Rye College is made of a number of different buildings of different ages and suffers from old cabling and a lack of access for disabled people.
Executive Principal, Ann Cockerham, said “It is vital that we are able to offer future students top quality facilities in order to give them the best possible chance in their future lives.”