Village school doubles in size after £2million expansion

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 January 2019 | UPDATED: 12:47 29 January 2019

Bishop Peter Hancock presenting Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School with a commemorative plaque to celebrate its expansion.

Bishop Peter Hancock presenting Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School with a commemorative plaque to celebrate its expansion.

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A primary school has doubled its number of places after undergoing a £2million expansion.

The expansion saw three classrooms, a kitchen and administrative and engineering facilities added to Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School, in Station Road.

The new buildings will allow the school to increase its number of places from 105 to 210.

An opening ceremony, attended by North Somerset councillors and the Bishop of Bath and Wells, took place at the school last Friday.

Cllr Jan Barber, the council’s executive member for children and young people, said: “We are committed to providing fair access to education across North Somerset.

“These new facilities have enhanced the school’s learning environment and will help us fulfil our ambition of providing local school places to local children.”

Bishop Peter Hancock presented the school with a commemorative plaque to celebrate the opening, while North Somerset Council chairman David Jolley also attended.

With a number of house-building projects underway and planned, the council is having to ensure there are sufficient school places to meet rising demand.

A scheme is already in place to build a third school in Yatton, at North End.

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