Starting in 2007, the Governors embarked on an ambitious plan to refurbish and redevelop the school. The aim of the development was to improve the space and facilities around the school.
In the winter of 2006, planning permission was granted for a new school hall in the rear garden. The new hall would replace the existing 'Sophie Hall', a wooden hut built by parents of the school in memory of a pupil, Sophie Beloe, who was tragically knocked down in a car accident. The new Sophie Hall was constructed through the spring and summer of 2007, opening for the new school year in September.
Even though the addition of the new Sophie Hall had a tremendous impact on the school, Governors were conscious that much work was still to be done on the existing school building. Whilst planning permission was granted for an extension to the school, the opportunity arose to acquire the property next door. With careful planning, Governors found a strategy that would allow the school to purchase and redevelop both buildings into a brand new purpose built school. After planning permission was granted for this new scheme, the property was purchased in April 2012 and building work began immediately. By the time the new school opened in September 2012, Governors had increased the physical size of the school by around 100%, including the playground which now includes a beautiful large lawn. Classrooms are now around twice the size than before and have increased in number from 5 to 8, including a new music room/library and a practical room for art and DT.
The Governors are delighted with the results of their school development plan and now look forward to many fruitful years in the new facilities.