School’s �1.2million revamp

CLEVEDON children will soon have access to a revamped play area and a new library as part of a �1.2million project to improve their school.

Work has started at Yeo Moor Primary School to create a new link between the two main school buildings which will be used as a flexible space for pupils and staff and also create a new access into the school.

This comes after the separate infant and junior schools at the Kennaway Road site were amalgamated to create a new primary school, which was officially opened in April 2010.

Other changes to be made will include reconfiguring the outdoor play area with new storage units for equipment, upgrading the kitchen with new appliances, redecorating some of the classrooms, creating a new library and installing extra fencing to increase the security of the school.

The work, which is being carried out by Willmott Dixon and has been designed by architects Rud Sawers, should be completed by spring next year.

North Somerset Council’s executive member for children and young people, Jeremy Blatchford, said: “This exciting project will be the final piece of the jigsaw to enable the school to achieve its vision of working as a fully cohesive primary school.”

The decision to amalgamate the Yeo Moor schools was made in July 2009 following a review by North Somerset Council, which was triggered by the retirement of infant school headteacher, Sally Truffitt, in 2008.