Village school doubles in size after £2million expansion
- Credit: Archant
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.
You may also want to watch:
“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.
- 1 North Somerset residents at risk of PCR lab mix up
- 2 Clevedon Marine Lake to be drained
- 3 Mental health safe space unveiled in Nailsea
- 4 Charity days raise more than £40k for local causes
- 5 Camera club wants new members to join
- 6 Five sites get Green Flag status
- 7 PICTURES: Nailsea farmers market birthday party
- 8 'Incredible' Nailsea & Backwell RFC win first ever Bristol Combination Vase
- 9 Life-saving equipment installed in town
- 10 Stone Roses songs to be recreated in Weston
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.