In order to provide the required additional school places within Stone Manor Hill First School is to undergo an expansion project to increase available spaces from 20 to 45 per year group.
The already extensive building will benefit from a renovation and restructure in order to create additional teaching spaces and updated facilities to accommodate pupils.
Following the publication of the statutory notice to expand the school, Headteacher Jessica Roden said,
‘We are delighted that our school will be expanded, it is wonderful that our town is growing and attracting new families to the area. The demand for places here at Manor Hill has increased due to our inspiring curriculum and excellent results. Pupils thrive here and having additional teaching spaces will mean that more pupils will benefit from what we offer and that our school community will continue to go from strength to strength.
We anticipate that the works will make our school more accessible to all and that from September 2019 we will be able to offer wrap around care for our families, our existing excellent nursery provision will continue to offer care from age 2. We are incredibly proud of our school and welcome the proposed investment enabling us to offer the best to our existing and future pupils.