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School Site

This page gives you updates on improvements to the building and grounds.



The Local Authority have confirmed a replacement roof as part of the Capital Programme. Roof works are due to begin in March/April 2024. 

The project is currently out to tender. We have already had two companies visit site as part of this process. The due date for receipt of tenders is 6 February and the planned commencement date is for the first week of March. It is anticipated that it will be a 28 week project.



We had new windows at KS1 in summer 2023 as part of the Capital Works Programme funded by the Local Authority. This completed the initial project which started with the KS2 windows.



The heating is currently working and the replacement of the older hot air heating in Key Stage 1 is on the Capital Works Programme for the Local Authority. We had a design team visit the site as part of the replacement programme on 18 January.


School Grounds

We have a rolling programme of grounds maintenance across the site. You may often see or hear the grass being cut, bushes being pruned and leaves (oh the leaves!) being blown.

We have recently upgraded our KS2 climbing frame after the old one, which had been in situ for approximately 20 years, finally gave up on us!

The new frame looks amazing and the ground work really sets it off too!

Gates and Fencing

The new fence and electric vehicle gates along Sandpiper Road have vastly improved site security.


This year so far, we have had six out of 12 pupil toilets refurbished. Year R, 1 and 3/4 pupil toilets are now brand new! We are very pleased with the results and the children think they are great.


Vandalism repairs and prevention

The OSA created a GoFundMe page following some recurrent spates of vandalism that took place over the winter. This raised the school £2696.15 to help with repairs and prevention.

This money contributed towards:

  • Roof repairs (the lead flashing was removed on more than one occasion, and tiles were broken)
  • Window repairs
  • CCTV installation

The total cost of repairs due to vandalism came to just over £6,000, so we are extremely grateful to the local community not only for their contributions to this fund, but also for their vigilance in looking out for the site when it’s not occupied.