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What's Changed! - Blog

13th November

Hi everyone,

The new building is coming along well! There are starting to put the wall up which you can see as they are red in the picture.Furthermore , some of the floors have been concreted and the first bricks have now been laid!!! ( pictures to follow)


Walls Up!

New year - New changes

If you haven't noticed already  our new school building is coming on well. We can already see the enormous grey  frame with red netting for safety reasons ( to stop accidents). Also the crane is starting to pile the building material to the top floor.

Crane working its magic! September 2019

  A 'Spy Window' is coming soon so that we can see how the build is  progressing behind the scenes!
 This Blog is about the changes we are spotting around the school, inside and out, due to the new building.

These are the changes we noticed in the Autumn Term:



As you may have notice, many of our beautiful, gigantic trees have been cut down. However, do not panic it is all for a good reason and that is to allow the the big trucks to come in and out. Following our meeting with the Project Manager, we have discover that 14 more new trees will be planted once the builders have finished their work !

You may  also be pleased to know, that most of the wood from  the trees has been recycledsurprise. For instance, some  of the wood was chipped and put into our woods, the larger logs  are being used in our Forest School  and some wood has been used for wood burners.

Play Area

Many of us were sad to see our beloved adventure playground go as we have had fond memories playing on it. However, this was dismantled to make a path so the builder can access the field.

To our utter joy, we were delighted to see that an 'Climbing Wall' had been put up for our pleasure!!!!

New Climbing Wall

School Council Meets with Project Manager

At the end of Spring 1, the School Council had the pleasure of meeting up with the Project manager  to ask him some curious questions.

Question-What happens to the soil you dig up?

 Answer- It gets carted away and recycled. The top soil is used on golf courses whilst the deeper soil gets cleaned and then distributed across the country.



This is what the new build looked like at the beginning of June. They have dug foundations and put in supporting posts. Now they need to just fill it in with concrete!