8th May, 2021

New secondary school to feature in BBC One programme

A NEW secondary school is set to feature on BBC One ahead of its opening later this year.

Houlton School, the town’s newest secondary school, will take centre stage on Dom Digs In, which will air for the first time on Thursday (May 6).

The programme, which is hosted by Dom Littlewood, will explore the construction of the school ahead of opening to its first Year 7 pupils in September.

The 11-18 academy, which will be part of the Transforming Lives Educational Trust (TLET), is located in the Grade II listed former Rugby Radio Station in the fast-growing neighbourhood of Houlton.

The site will feature purpose-built Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Humanities buildings, as well as a Sport England-compliant Sports Centre which will be available for community use.

There will also be a professional grade radio studio that will broadcast from the site, honouring the campus’ heritage as a global centre for communication.

Michael McCulley, Principal Designate at Houlton School, said: “It was a privilege to welcome Dom and his team for a tour of our brand-new school and to show him the wonderful facilities that we will have to offer.

“As we get closer to opening our doors in September, it becomes more and more exciting to see all of our plans coming together. Not only are the building works progressing well, but we now have a fantastic staff team in place and are getting all of the finer details confirmed in preparation for welcoming our new pupils.”

Dom Digs In, featuring Houlton School, will be aired on BBC One at 11am on Thursday (May 6), and on BBC Two at 6am on Friday (May 7). It will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

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