The Benjamin Britten High School
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The Benjamin Britten High School is a High School located in the northern outskirts of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. It caters for approximately 1200 students aged 11 to 16. It is also home to a sports training centre open to the public. The temporary Headteacher is Jim Mctear.
The school was completed in 1979 and was expected to last for 30 years. Several attempts to replace the buildings have failed in recent years, although the site was expected to be subject to a major redevelopment due to the "Building Schools For The Future" scheme. In 2008 the school was designated by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) as a specialist school in Maths and Computing.
In September 2011 the school became an 11 to 16 school as part of the reorganisation of schools in Lowestoft by Suffolk County Council. Pupils in years 7 and 8 joined the school after the closure of eight middle schools in Lowestoft. The opening of Lowestoft Sixth Form College also meant that the school lost its role in the Lowestoft 6th consortium, which had operated as a shared sixth form between the high schools in the town.
BBHS Eco Group
The Eco Group at Benjamin Britten high school is a predominantly student-led group. The Eco Group are working on a variety of projects currently, like working with local primary schools, Recycling tin cans and Refurbishing a garden inside the school. The group have also been raising money to put solar panels onto the school with the help from 10:10's Solar Schools Project, however, the school has recently had solar panels fitted as part of a government scheme. This means that the group currently have around £2500 to spend on projects such as the garden project and the EcoTech Project.
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