RE: Building work.
Dear Parents & Carers,
As we near the end of the spring term, I would like to thank you for the positive response to returning to full school opening. Though we are still working under safe covid regulations, the children have been really sensible and had adapted quickly.
Just to add to the chaos, the next phase of our building project is starting and is having a major impact on the junior building. Two classes 4RD & 4LD are moving from their area to temporary classrooms upstairs, the move has been well organised and all resources needed have been transferred to their new rooms. From Monday 29th March those classes will be in their new rooms and will remain there until the end of term.
There will be eight classes of children upstairs all using one stair case to enter and exit, this will be managed by staff so that year group bubbles can be maintained and that safe travel can be assured. In the event of an emergency we will be able to access the two staircases and fire evacuation plans have been updated. We are trying to maintain the same drop off and pick up times but this will have to be kept under review.
The building project also means that some internal corridors through school to the dining hall will not be able to be used and all the junior children will have to go around the external route and enter the hall from the back entrance. On fine days this will just be an inconvenience and works well with military planning of times, however on wet days the children will need to wear their coats with hoods. I apologise for this inconvenience but there is no other route to the dining hall. Please make sure that your child always has an outside coat with a hood so that if it does rain they will not get wet.
The final impact of the building disruption is the loss of some internal toilets, we have temporary toilet blocks situated at the back of the school near the year 3 exit. Obviously, these toilets will have to be closely supervised so children are safely using the facilities.
The new phase of the building will mean that we will have three new large classrooms, some intervention rooms and updated, modern toilets. We can’t have improvements without the disruption, the staff have all been amazing, no complaints just getting on with it and the children are as always fabulous.
Thank you as always for your co-operation
Mrs M Walsh
The first stages of the work on our school building are now complete and we are loving being able to use the amazing new facilities in school. We are now eagerly awaiting the beginning of the next stages of the project. Stay tuned to our school website and twitter account for our regular news updates regarding the next phase of our school re-development!
We are waiting for dates for our next exciting phase of building work – dates to follow!
Today something very interesting happened in school, as we came in to find another giant crane on the playground! Everybody was really excited to find out what it was doing, and our news team were very lucky as they had the chance to go and see it in action! The builders told us that the crane was putting a new ventilation system into our school, which would be connected to all of the new rooms. We all watched in amazement as the crane lifted the ventilation system into place before the builders even let us take some pictures together in front of it when the job was finished!
The building work on our school has continued to make good progress over the last few weeks, with the new rooms and offices close to our new reception area nearing completion. This week has been very busy with some exciting work taking place on the playground, involving laying the new tarmac outside the new reception area, as well as work beginning on building the new extension at the back of the school outside the hall. The new logo at the front of our school, and where our new reception will be, is up and looks amazing, and we can’t wait until we are able to see the rest of our new rooms when they are complete.
We had an extremely busy end to last term as the construction work on our school building reached a critical point. There was a lot of disruption caused in many areas throughout the school, as rooms needed to be cleared and furniture moved to allow the next stages of the work to begin.
However, after a lot of hard work term throughout the summer, the building was ready for us to begin the new school term, and although there is still a lot of work going on, we are beginning to see some of the newly constructed areas take shape. Some of the new classrooms, along with the new reception area, staffroom and offices are nearing completion and already look fantastic! We are so excited to see what they look like when they are completed and ready to use!
The construction work on our new school building has continued to make good progress over the last couple of weeks and there have been further changes to both the work on the playground and at the main entrance. With Mrs Black’s class now moved to one of the new rooms at the main entrance site, the rooms at the playground site are becoming closer to completion, with the new windows now being put in and panels being added to the front of the building, the building is beginning to look very exciting! Stay tuned to our website for any further updates before the end of our Summer term!
We came back from our half term break this week to find our school looking very different, as our school building development has made amazing progress over the last two weeks. Miss Wall and Miss Kirwan’s class have now moved into their year group open areas as the work continues on their classrooms, while Mrs Black’s class have moved into the first of our brand new rooms next to Mrs Walsh’s office! The new room is so big and looks wonderful, we really can’t wait to see the others when they are finished! The phase of work on this area of the school will make up the new office/reception area, as well as the new staffroom and offices for Mrs Walsh and Miss Sime. We are all so excited to see what it looks like in September when this phase is expected to be complete!
The construction work on our new school building has made a lot of progress over the last few weeks and the sites both on the playground and at the main entrance have developed a lot. Some classes have now moved to other areas of the school in order for the next stages of the project to be able to begin, with others set to move in the next few weeks. We can’t wait to see how different school looks when we return after half term!