Construction work has been completed on a new first school which is set to open it doors in Staffordshire next month. Bramshall Meadows First School is a new 12,000 sq. metre school opening in Uttoxeter.
The schools state-of-the-art facilities include a nursery, classrooms, a multi-use hall, catering space, outdoor sports pitch, play areas and car parking. Midlands-based main contractor G F Tomlinson has been leading the construction of the school since works last year.
The school will offer places for pupils from ages four through to nine-year-olds, as well as nursery placements from September when the academic year begins, with an official opening ceremony will be held in October. The £4.3 million scheme has been completed through Staffordshire County Council’s capital framework, designed and project managed by Entrust.
Now complete, the school will be led and managed by The Uttoxeter Learning Trust. The new, single storey school has been developed as part of a wider plan to expand first school acceptance rates in Uttoxeter, as increased demand for places has grew rapidly due to new housing in the local area, such as the Bramshall Meadows housing development.
Andrea Cairns, executive Headteacher at Bramshall Meadows First School, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the new school and the high quality of the build project with all of its amazing facilities. We’re very excited to welcome the first children into school in September.”
G F Tomlinson has been entrusted to deliver five schools to date for Staffordshire County Council, with Bramshall Meadows First School being the latest, following the recently completed Fradley Park Primary School in Lichfield. Chris Flint, managing director at G F Tomlinson, said: “We feel very privileged to have been able to deliver this brand-new, high-quality school building for Staffordshire County Council which will create much-needed school places for children in the area.
“The project is the first to be completed in response to the rise in demand for places within Uttoxeter and we feel very proud. We very much look forward to seeing the school welcome pupils in September as the children take their first steps to embark on their academic journeys.
“The school has been designed with future growth and expansion very much in mind. This will provide an excellent learning environment for the growing community.”
Jonathan Price, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for education said: “Bramshall Meadows has been built in response to increased housing in the area, which has meant there will be more demand for school places. Whenever there is new housing in an area, we always work with developers, local schools and the Department for Education to put plans in place to meet increased demand for school places.
“It’s fantastic children will be able to learn in a brand-new school with lots of amazing facilities. I’m sure they’re looking forward to starting school life in September.”
Source: Staffordshire Live