The County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Roz Chadd, approved the plans for a new Reception Year classroom, a bigger junior school hall and a new entrance and reception area to serve both schools, at her Decision Day on 10 January 2020.
Councillor Chadd said: “I am very pleased with the plans for both schools, which will see a new accessible classroom added to the infants’ school, along with much needed extra toilets and more play space for pupils. I can see, from the report, that the junior school has clearly outgrown its current assembly hall and I am sure that parents and staff alike will appreciate the changes to the internal layout of the buildings, particularly the upgraded entrance and reception area which will help to strengthen security and safeguarding.”
The works are expected to begin in Summer 2020 and be completed during 2021, with the school remaining open to pupils as normal during construction. There are no plans for an increase in pupil numbers.