School Improvements

Over the summer break we undertook a number of improvements to the school building. We were ambitious in what we set out to achieve in the valuable break and consequently the timing was tight for completing and tidying everything before term started!   I hope you agree that the results have really improved our school. Many of you have already commented on the smooth, bright and shiny quality of the newly sanded, filled and polished school hall floor and a beautiful quality clean floor for all our shared times in the hall.  The PTA funded over 50% of this splendid improvement which is so generous and really appreciated.

We were able to secure funding to make the school compliant for accessibility requirements; a new disabled toilet, wider doors, level thresholds and a ramp in the library area have all had a positive impact on life at school.

New fencing to the playground and entrance has made the school more secure.  The public library has been removed and further fencing to the car park area will be completed this term to create safe pedestrian access.  

Parent Working Party
At the request of the PTA we organised two work party days.  Many parents came and got stuck in to a range of lengthy jobs; library books were removed before building work began and were returned, sorted and ordered afterwards; the bike shed was rubbed down and stained; play equipment was washed and sorted; cupboards were shelved; display boards put up; walls scrubbed; painting completed;  thousands of staples were removed from boards; cushions sewn; floors washed; cabling and plugs fitted……..I could go on!   Thank you to everyone who gave their time; there was a great feeling of team spirit and I was impressed with the way the children occupied themselves so cheerfully and thoughtfully. When so many helped it may seem wrong to highlight any individual but I must mention the hours and days Sean Beary,  his father and two colleagues spent in school, quite remarkable!   So thank you all, it all looks great and all the staff are very grateful.