I am delighted to be able to provide the second update in terms of our Capital Development Project. The investment in the building and site has now been increased to be in excess of 1.35 million over the next two to three years! This will make such an incredibly positive difference to the school and our community.

The refurbishment to our bungalow is nearing completion and this will provide a great venue for our before and after school club, parental engagement focuses and community activities.

As you know one of the key priorities is the development of Early Years facilities, including an amazing outdoor area, but we wanted to make you aware of the fantastic developments that have already taken place to the internal Early Years classrooms.

The photographs below showcase the high quality refurbishments to the internal spaces. You can see how we have changed the internal structure, removing walls to significantly increase the space as well as the quality of the area.

Further internal work to Early Years will see toilet areas being fully refurbished, the creation of an input space and doors leading from each newly decorated classroom to enable access and free flow to the superb outdoor area.

The design image below illustrates the style and scale of outdoor development that we are planning.

Our Capital Investment Plans will impact all classroom and communal areas within the school building and therefore will have an extremely positive impact for all children in school. As the project develops we are keen to show you images and photographs of our plans. Our outdoor reading café, which will be accessible from the library, is a small but very exciting part of the overall plans.

Healthy lifestyles and exercise is a pivotal part of our school culture and the Sports Hall is set to reap extensively from the up and coming investment, ensuring that it will be a first class facility.

Additionally, our playgrounds will be in receipt of an extensive make over, supporting worthwhile curriculum and break time activities such as cycling, scootering, ‘scrap shed’ activities and running. As well as exercise opportunities, our play spaces will benefit from the addition of two high quality learning gazebo’s which we be fantastic for outdoor learning. One of these is going to serve as a wonderful outdoor performance area, promoting the arts and music!

We are creating a superb area at the back of the dining hall which will provide outdoor dining facilities as well as a fantastic playground area and a welcoming and attractive collection area for our families.

The plans for our school orchard are now costed and finalised; we simply cannot wait to get started!

Families will see significant improvements to our pathways, fencing, lighting and gates around the school site, including the bike and scooter shed which is being paid for by money raised by our brilliant children through school council led activities.

I pledge to keep you up to date with plans as they evolve.