Commenting, Councillor Roz Chadd, the County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills said: “I am very pleased to hear that work is starting to provide the relocated school. There is ongoing and extensive housing development in Whiteley and with that, more families are moving into the area so, it is important that we ensure that the children in those families can go to school near to where they live. By following the national guidance to maintain social distancing on-site, responsible measures can be put in place to allow construction to take place.
“I have been equally struck by Hampshire’s school environments. The standard and quality of the buildings internally and externally and the outdoor sports and other outdoor learning spaces are second to none and recognition should go to our award-winning Property Services Team for the role they play in that.”
Providing 630 places for children, from the age of 4 (entering in Reception Year – Year R) through to age 11 (Year 6), the school is set to be completed by Summer 2021, ready for opening at the start of the academic year in September 2021.