School’s new classrooms to cope with extra pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 October 2015

St Nicholas Chantry  Primary School, Clevedon opening of new classrooms.

St Nicholas Chantry Primary School, Clevedon opening of new classrooms.

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A Clevedon headteacher says he is ‘delighted’ at the opening of his school’s new classrooms.

St Nicholas Chantry Primary School in Highdale Avenue has been undergoing major expansion works since February to enable it to increase its capacity from 315 pupils to 420.

The £1.5million project included the installation of new toilets and widening of the main corridor, as well as the building of four new classrooms at the site.

Peter Treasure-Smith, headteacher, says it will help the school ease the high demand for places in the town and has praised the ‘hard work’ put in to the project by North Somerset Council and workers.

He said: “We are delighted with our new classrooms and other facilities.

“It ushers in a new chapter in the history of our school so we can meet the demand for school places in Clevedon.

“After the hard work of school staff, Kier contractors and North Somerset Council, everything is running smoothly and we are enjoying the benefits of having extra space.”

However, the completion of the work has also caused some concern among parents as a temporary crossing patrol that was in place in Chapel Hill has now moved back to Highdale Road.

North Somerset Council has refused to fund a new crossing patrol in Chapel Hill and parents are worried the increasing number of pupils attending the school will mean a greater risk of an accident outside the school.


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