Letter to Parent: New Building Letter (May 2022)
23rd May 2022
New Build Project
As a follow up to the notice in the newsletter last week, we are delighted to announce that work will begin on the new key stage one classrooms from 1st July 2022. This project has been underway over the last 12-18 months, and we finally have all planning and permissions to begin the build. The new classrooms will be modern and more spacious for the children as well as more environmentally friendly.
During construction work, the area of the current KS1 classrooms, down to the kitchen area and Stuart Street gate will be fully enclosed by a high fence with a debris screen. The demolition work will take place over the weekend of 2nd & 3rd of July. We have met with the contractors who assure us all legal precautions are being taken regarding dust/ noise levels. The noise during the school day will be kept as minimum as possible and we have been assured will not be continuous.
The current year 1 & 2’s will be moving from their current classrooms on June 27th. Year 2 will move into the library at the front of the school and year 1 will move into the hall for the remaining 4 weeks of term. With the hall out of use for whole school, lunches will be provided as usual but will be delivered to classrooms in take-out containers for the children to eat in classrooms before going out to lunch. Collective worship will once again take place via the Teams platform. Arrangements will be made for the end of year Shining star awards and the year 6 graduation and production to take place in the hall.
Year 1 and 2 pupils will be required to enter and leave school via the Butlin Street gate. Reception parents should use the upper Stuart Street gate.
The work will take approximately 10 weeks which means the new year 1 & 2’s in September (current Y1 & Reception) will continue to be in a temporary space for the first week back.
We have made arrangement for storage of furniture and removal of classroom equipment with as little disruption to the children’s learning as possible. Obviously, this will impact the children, some more than others and we are doing our best to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible and that children’s well-being is paramount.
If you have any questions or concerns, please phone the school office.