This project comprises the construction of a 10 classroom extension that has allowed the school to almost double its intake to accommodate the growth of the Queen’s Hill estate. The team also modified the existing hall, creating more space for indoor sports activities, and delivered external landscaping, including a new staff car park and sports field.
Having constructed the original single storey primary school nearly ten years ago, members from the original team returned to complete this next significant phase, ensuring the project was completed in a similarly successful partnership.
The school will now increase its capacity to 630 pupils, whilst its improved sports, dance and food technology areas will help the teaching staff to offer a more flexible and exciting curriculum across all years.
The project team led a curriculum day at the school, which included digger ball and mathematics challenges, and a safety poster competition.
Throughout the project, the team contributed to the school’s ‘growth-mindset’ agenda, by giving career talks in assemblies and hosting career exhibitions on the school hall, showing how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects link to careers in construction.
In order to leave a legacy, the team built a tree sculpture at the school entrance. The ‘aspiration tree’ was constructed from all the materials used in the project, and represents each trade, inspiring pupils about their next steps.
Improving the environment
During the project, our team implemented a tailored sustainability plan – this ensured 99 per cent of waste was recycled and 7,450 miles saved in shared journeys to site.
The extension works took part at either end of the school, with works having to be undertaken whilst lessons continued. Short term programming with the Headteacher ensured that key academic timetables were merged into the master programme – for example, works ceased during SATs exams to ensure pupils were able to continue as usual in these key exams
“The facilities we now have are truly fantastic - all delivered on time and with a smile. A big thank you to everyone who helped create an amazing place for our pupils, now and in the future, to learn.” Penny Sheppard, Headteacher
Queen's Hill Primary School