Replacement classrooms in the pipeline for Slinfold Primary School

West Sussex County Council has agreed to spend more than £1m replacing two ageing classrooms at Slinfold Primary School.

Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 11:09 am
Slinfold Primary School

Nigel Jupp, cabinet member for learning and skills, approved the use of £1.158m from the capital programme on Wednesday (December 15).

The school, in The Street, has five classrooms, two of which are 30-year-old modular buildings which were described as ‘poor quality’ and ‘nearing the end of their life’.

Headteacher Chris Jowett said: “We are delighted to hear that the funding has now been confirmed for our building project and this is a really important step in us being able to provide our Key Stage 2 children with the inspirational learning environment that they deserve.

“We are very grateful to West Sussex County Council for approving this funding and look forward to seeing the project come to life over the next few months.

“This will make a huge difference to our school.”

Mr Jupp added: “I am very happy to approve the county council investment in Slinfold CE Primary to create two fully-furnished new classrooms in place of the temporary buildings.

“This will greatly benefit pupils and staff and the whole school community and is part of West Sussex County Council’s commitment to improving school facilities right across the county.”

A report from Andrew Edwards, director of property & assets, and  Paul Wagstaff director of education & skills, said the new classrooms – which would be an extension to the school building – were expected to be ready for use in September 2022.

The extension would also include a group room, circulation space, toilet provision and associated external works.