North Somerset primary school celebrates expansion
A primary school celebrated its expansion and rededication by the Church of England last Friday (25 January), following £2m of works which were overseen and funded by North Somerset Council.
Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School is classed by Ofsted as Outstanding and has been expanded to meet local demand. Building work was completed on time and on budget, enabling the school to increase its admissions number from 105 to 210 places – doubling the number of places available.
Work included the construction of three new classrooms, new kitchen, school administrative accommodation and enhanced kitchen and mechanical engineering facilities.
Events took place at the school to celebrate the extension, including a dedication by Bishop Peter of the Bath and Wells Diocese and the presentation of a commemorative plaque to the school.
Cllr Jan Barber, executive member with responsibility for children and young people’s services, said: “We are committed to providing fair access to educational opportunity to promote the fulfilment of every child’s potential by making sure there are sufficient school places across North Somerset.
“These fantastic new facilities, which double the number of places available at Flax Bourton C of E Primary School, are already enhancing the school’s learning environment and will help us fulfil our ambition of providing local school places to local children.”