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St Mary's school officially reopened after major £4.5M remodel

Fri, 24 Sep 2021

A school has been officially reopened after a £4.5m project to completely remodel the site.

The total revamp at St Mary's has seen additional classrooms created, the hall extended, and lifts installed to make the split-level site fully accessible for the first time.

Before it was near impossible for some disabled children to navigate the maze of stairs, the hall was too small for most activities and some classes used outdated mobile classrooms.

Headteacher Donna Martin, said: “Children are at the heart of everything we do at St Mary’s and it is fantastic that they can now be taught in such a high quality and inclusive learning environment – it is truly fit for the 21st century.”

“The improvements enable staff and pupils to work in a more creative and collaborative way and we are proud to be able to use them daily for the benefit of all our pupils and staff.”

Other improvements to the 1960s building include a designated library area, outdoor activity classrooms, a refurbished kitchen and new disabled toilets.

The three-year project has also seen a new roof, external cladding and windows installed to improve energy efficiency, parking improved, and existing classrooms, toilets and corridors all refurbished.


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