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Major improvements for West Bridgford School

27 September 2012
Pupils at Jesse Gray Primary School in West Bridgford are enjoying the new school term – and seeing the benefits of a £630,000 refurbishment.

The school has increased in numbers in recent years and needed additional facilities at the school to cater for the 60 extra pupils.

Working in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council’s property design team the refurbishment included two new classrooms which well built off site and craned into position.

A new Learning Zone, disabled and toilet facilities for older children, additional storage space, an administration office and improved security have all been carried out during the refurbishment period.

The building is largely naturally lit and with natural ventilation provided by windows and roof lights, energy saving lights have been fitted, along with automatic heating and high levels of insulation to reduce energy costs.

Head teacher Sarah Law said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the investment in our school which will benefit the whole school community in years to come.

“The developments, especially the two new classrooms, have proved a huge hit with staff, pupils and parents and we now have a wonderful school that everyone is so proud of.”

Coun Philip Owen, Nottinghamshire County Council’s committee chairman of children and young people’s services said: “The Council has worked closely with the school to make sure that this investment will help improve the educational environment in the long term at this popular and successful school.

“Creating additional space at West Bridgford schools is a priority and there are further planned refurbishments for this academic year.”

Ten year old Becca Bell said: “There is so much space in the school now and we love the new classrooms, it almost feels like a new school.

“My friends and I are a bit sad it’s our last year here but we will make the most of it until next summer.”

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