DEVIZES school is preparing to launch a major facelift for its buildings and wants to hear from parents about priorities.

The White Horse Federation said the schools record breaking exam results under head Phil Bevan this summer meant that more and more families were likely to choose the school for their children.

It is likely to announce more details of what the improvements might include after a meeting on Friday.

It acknowledged that success had come despite ageing and limiting buildings in which pupils and staff have to work.

It has pledged to refurbish buildings but as yet has not given any details about how much it will be able to spend.

But a spokesman said: “In the face of breaking all of its previous records for attainment, Devizes School and Sixth Form College is expecting more admissions than ever, and The White Horse Federation is looking into ways to improve the school’s facilities.

“The White Horse Federation believes this will be of great interest to the families in the local community and we will be looking for feedback on their ideas for improving the school’s facilities.

The federation said it realised that these results had come despite the school having buildings in an ageing condition.

“This is something we have been thinking about closely in recent months,” said the spokesman.

“At The White Horse Federation, we believe that the school environment should be a reflection of the outstanding practice taking place within our schools.

“School buildings should help create an environment where attaining excellence is possible, and give both learners and educators the freedom to pursue a range of activities in support of the learning journey.

“We have the same vision for Devizes School. Presently, the school’s curriculum is delivered around the limitations of its ageing buildings, meaning these excellent results were achieved in spite of - not because of - the school environment.

“We refuse to be complacent when it comes to our ambition to make our schools even better, so we’re examining how we can refurbish and re-energise the Devizes School building to ensure these incredible accomplishments are built upon long into the future.”