Major Redevelopment Plans Unveiled For North Hampshire Schools
Building design plans for two schools in Church Crookham and Fleet have received the green light by Hampshire County Council.
At his Decision Day (10 July 2012), Leader of Hampshire County Council, and Executive Member for Policy and Resources, Councillor Ken Thornber agreed the £5.5million proposals for combined developments at Tweseldown Infant School and Church Crookham Junior School.
The project will see the relocation and expansion of Tweseldown Infant School into the new housing development off Sandy Lane, on the former Queen Elizabeth Barracks site, to create a 270 place three form entry infant school. Church Crookham Junior School will be extended into the vacated and refurbished Tweseldown Infant School building, to cater for 480 pupils. This will provide additional pupil places needed at both schools following the construction of a new housing development nearby.
Under the County Council’s plans, the new infant school building will include nine classrooms, a play area and staffroom. There will also be a main hall, community room, food technology area, ICT and a library area accessible for the infant school and the wider local community.
The refurbishment work to the junior school will provide pupils with a bigger main hall, a food technology area, music room, ICT room and space for youngsters with special education needs.
Work is due to start early in 2013 and is expected to be completed the following summer of 2014.
Councillor Thornber said:
“The expansion of these schools in Fleet and Church Crookham represents a significant investment by Hampshire County Council into educational facilities in the area, to help provide children with the best possible start in life. These new projects will help to ensure that pupils are provided with the support they need to achieve success.”