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July 2019

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The current spell of good weather has meant that works both inside and outside of the new building is well on track for completion. Our ‘new’ Beacon View Primary Academy is on schedule for handover during the last week of August.

The pupils have been getting involved in a whole school competition writing about their experiences of visiting the site and watching the new school take shape. The older children have written mock news reports about the school and what it means to them.

 

 

All of the suspended ceilings have now been fitted and with doors and cubicles in place the school is really taking shape and looking less like a building site and more like the new school shown in the artist’s impressions. The essential fire stopping has been completed which has allowed the painting and decorating to be nearly finished.

Externally the brickwork and rendering has been completed which means the scaffolding is being taking down, revealing the outside of the building in its completed form.

With the roof work completed the building is water tight and finishing touches are now well near completion.

Attention is now turning to the move from the existing building to the new one. 800 crates have been delivered so that staff can begin the process of packing everything up at the end of term ready for the contractors to move everything across into the new school.

The new building is expected to be ready next term, at which point Phase 2 – the demolition of the current school building – will begin. The plans have been welcomed by parents, governors and the local community and are on permanent display in the school reception.

 

Ian Fielder

Vice Chair

Local Governing Board

 

 

 

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