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Building Work at St. John's

We are delighted that our school is having building work to enhance the facilities we already have and are excited to share the plans with you. We will post pictures regularly on this page and on the school Twitter feed to show you how the build is progressing.  The photographs below show the front elevation of the school along with a plan which shows in think black lines the new build and how it is being attached to existing buildings. We will have-

  • two new classrooms
  • Discoverers classroom will be knocked into Inventors and a corridor created to Explorers classroom
  • new children and staff toilets
  • an intervention room
  • the conservatory will be removed and the windows in the oldest part of the building made a feature of to create a central hub area
  • all external corridors will become internal
  • additional office space and kitchenette
  • new doors into the hall
  • new entrance area, steps, ramps and a lift
  • new fire exits

All these additional spaces will compliment the areas we currently have as well as providing new teaching and learning spaces. 



BUILDING BLOG- B and E Boys have the contract to build our two new classrooms and complete the alterations to our current school building. 

5th October -16th October

Over the last few weeks there has been even more digging as the builders mark out the foundations. Yesterday cement was laid in the channels dug out along with metal frame work.



Two new cabins have arrived which will be the temporary office as the new entrance to school is built. Mrs Worsley and Mrs Hunter will spend the winter in the front white cabin whilst the second will be additional toilets for Inventors whilst the KS2 toilets in school are out of action. This week extra fencing and ramps will be added to ensure our site remains safe for the children and staff. 

Week beginning 28th September


This week additional cabins have been brought to site for the contractors and the path has been completed which comes all the way from the back of the school hall and down to the bottom gate to ensure Explorers have a sturdy path to walk on to get to and from their classroom. 


There have also been some diggers on site which the children have enjoyed watching dig up the tarmac from the playground to get ready for the foundations of the two new classrooms to be built. 




Next week the school office will be replaced with a cabin as they take the roof off ready for the renovation and a temporary classroom will be created at the far end of the hall for Adventurers as we say goodbye to the conservatory!

Week beginning 21st September

This week the construction cabins will arrive on site and the staff car park will be out of bounds as they set up the site compound area. The main silver gate will remain in action throughout the build. There will also be a new path created that will ensure we can get around the MUGA pitch and to the path which leads to the bottom gate. 

Week beginning- 14th Sept

Inventors class moved into the school hall this week as a new fire door and ramp were added to their classroom. The children were fantastic- thank you for being stars. The blue gate was moved to Explorers garden area, which replaces the large wooden gate and it now has fob entry! We have a temporary door in the outside corridor- watch in the Peep of the Week to see what we make it into!


Week beginning 7th September

The soft start to the build begins where we will see the boards going up where the new classrooms will be built. We have had some electrical work to move the server and fire panel.


This years OPEN DAY for next years Reception children will be held online in November please contact school to leave your details and we will invite you to attend one of these events to find out more about our school.