Welcome to our Building Project!
Phase 1 Starts
We are delighted to be able to let you know that a £2.08 million project to replace the external doors, windows and cladding to refurbish our school will be undertaken by Hampshire County Council (HCC) Property Services starting on 23rd October 2017 completing 28th September 2018.
The system HCC have developed for our SCOLA buildings, not only complies with the requirements of building regulations, but each project is also reported to the fire review panel. This panel has representation from HCC’s internal fire safety experts, experienced surveyors and an embedded fire safety officer representing Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services (HFRS).
What it means for the school
This is an exciting time for the school and the children are looking forward to meeting the builders and the diggers! We are working hard with HCC to ensure that there is minimal disruption, although with any big project there will be some. The safety and education of the children are paramount and the whole school community will be working to ensure this remains the case.
School Council visit Phase 1
The school councillors had a fantastic opportunity to have a tour of the KS2 classrooms currently being worked on. Led by site manager and site foreman Ken and Lee, the school councillors from each year group were shown the safety aspects of the building site as well as what is being changed. They were all shown how the classroom looks now, what the builders next steps will be and what else they will be working on. The school councillors were also shown the plan of the school both before and after the planned works. The children had a range of questions that they had for Ken and Lee with, Ralph from Woodpeckers asking “Why does it say no entry?” when looking at the fencing around the school and Oscar from Skylarks asking “When will the work be finished?” They were very much interested in what the new classrooms would look like and where things would go, Ella from Woodpeckers asked "Where will the walls go?" and “Will it be modern?” Connor from Year 5 questions including “Is this the only class being changed?” All the questions were answered so that the school council are very much up to date on all the building work. Not only was this a time for the children to ask questions about the building, Ken and Lee also had their questions with Lee asking, “What is your role as school council?” Peter replied “To help the school with big decisions and have an input to what happens.”
28/11/2017 - Removing the roof layer
The builders have been busy removing the roof layer. This is very noisy!!