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. We have termly update meetings with the local authority on the progress of these works and this page will be updated with any additional information after these meetings.
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 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!
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.