Investment in Primary education in Romsey
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
The £4m redevelopment of two schools in Romsey moved a step closer after Hampshire County Council's Regulatory Committee approved the plans to expand and remodel Cupernham Community Infant and Junior Schools.
The improvements will include the provision of a new learning resource area, multi-use studio space and practical teaching areas, a new special educational needs room and a re-located pre-school with dedicated outside space. The two schools will be linked by a new paved entrance and path which will be covered by an external canopy.
The two schools in Bransley Close, were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s and currently have 420 pupil places and 26 pre-school places. The extensions and remodelling will provide extra capacity for up to 210 pupils as well as providing enhanced specialist teaching and learning resources and areas for wider community use.
The additional places are needed to meet increased demand for school places in the area from the nearby Abbotswood housing development.
Commenting Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council's Executive Lead Member for Children's Services, said: "These plans will transform these two schools and provide much needed school places to meet the demand from the Abbotts Wood development. The work represents a significant investment in education in Romsey. The works will not only benefit pupils and staff at the schools but will also benefit the wider community which will be able to use the facilities out of school hours.