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New classrooms agreed for Titchfield Primary School

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The temporary classroom at Titchfield Primary School, is to be replaced with two new classrooms ready for the Summer term 2014.

At Hampshire County Council's Children's Services Decision Day, Councillor Peter Edgar, Executive Member for Education agreed the £496,000 investment in the school's extension.

Commenting on the decision, Councillor Edgar said: "From the information I have considered, and a visit I have made personally to the school, I am satisfied that the existing temporary classroom situation at the school is unsatisfactory and not sustainable. Accommodating the pupils in permanent classrooms will provide a brighter and much more comfortable environment for them to be taught in, helping them to get the most out of their education."

The new classrooms have been designed to be in keeping with the main school building. In constructing the extension, a glazed link to the main school building will be built, that will create a new entrance at the south end of the school. Accessibility will also be improved with the installation of a ramp around the building.

Work to construct the new classrooms will start Summer 2013 and be completed during Spring 2014. The temporary classrooms will remain in use until the new classrooms are available for occupation and the school will operate as normal during the construction period. All health and safety measures needed will be put in place to ensure the safety of the school community and site staff while work is in progress to build the new classrooms.

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