Schools in Parklands Village
It’s vital that the necessary infrastructure is in place to help create strong new communities with the services and facilities they need. Providing local schools for local pupils is a key part of that.
Parklands Educate Together Primary School
Parklands Educate Together Primary School opened in September 2018 in a temporary building in McCrae Road.
Meanwhile work on the permanent school building just around the corner from the temporary site is well under way.
The new permanent school is due to open during the 2019/20 school year. It will initially have 420 places and a pre-school with capacity to expand to 630 places when required.
It’s the first of up to three new primary schools planned for Parklands Village.
Message from the headteacher, Steve Davis:
“Parklands Educate Together Primary School continues to grow in lots of different ways. We now have two temporary buildings with four classrooms.
“We have a small field and a larger play space this year but will continue to use the Radio Wing for indoor PE during the winter months. We now have our own parking area too – for the exclusive use of staff and parents – between the school buildings and the Radio Wing.
“The steel frame for our permanent building has been installed over the summer break and looks amazing. The whole staff team visited the site on our first INSET day of the year and were bowled over by how great it looks.
“We are due to move in next summer and we are all looking forward to watching the building works progress over the coming months. The children will be visiting the building in the next few months and then regularly for the rest of the year so they can see their school take shape.”
For more information about the school visit the Parklands Educate Together Primary School website.
We awarded the £9m contract to build the new school to Willmott Dixon.
Willmott Dixon statement:
Willmott Dixon is delighted to be working together with North Somerset Council to deliver this new school for the Parklands Village community.
The 14 modern classrooms will provide fantastic learning spaces for the young pupils. In addition, the children will benefit from a multi-use games area, main hall, hard and soft areas and a habitat area. We know what a positive impact the new school will have on local residents and we can’t wait to bring it to life.
Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework, the school is the latest project Willmott Dixon has delivered for North Somerset Council where the contractor and council have built a strong and collaborative relationship.
Willmott Dixon Managing Director Neal Stephens said:
“A school is often at the heart of any community, so it is wonderful to be delivering Parklands Educate Together Primary School for the local residents of Parklands Village. We have a passionate team working on the project, who look forward to bringing the vision for the school to life.
“In addition to the delivery of the school building, we have put in place a comprehensive social value plan, that will deliver training and development opportunities for local people on the project, and education engagement with local schools.
“With the pupils for the finished school so close by, we are also ensuring that they are kept up to date on our progress with regular talks and tours of the project.”
School visit to road construction site
Children from Parklands Educate Together Primary School were invited by Balfour Beatty to visit the construction site of the North South Link Road and see up close the machinery being used to build the road.