New classrooms open at Bearwood Primary SchoolBy Laura Herbert
November 26, 2012
Year Five children at Bearwood Primary School have been enjoying lessons in new classrooms.
Two new classes, a small group work room, toilets and a new play area have been built at the Sindlesham school, thanks to a £210,000 investment from Wokingham Borough Council.
A new cycle shelter is also due to be built at the back of the Bearwood Road school site, which will finish the scheme.
The project is part of the council’s £12 million investment in primary and secondary schools across the borough this year to ensure schools have quality buildings and facilities for pupils and staff.
The work at Bearwood Primary School won’t increase its 300 pupil number, but it means the 41 Year Five pupils now have their own classrooms.
Headteacher Jane Barlow said: “The extra space makes all the difference. The children’s learning has been maximised by sufficient teaching space.
“The staff and the children are all excited about the new classrooms.
“The whole project working with the council has been a positive experience from the beginning to the end.”
The school has also changed the children’s uniform, from red to navy and gold.
Councillor Charlotte Haitham-Taylor, executive member for children’s services at Wokingham Borough Council, said: “This may not have been a major building scheme but it does highlight how small, physical changes can make a huge impact on the learning environment for the whole school community.
“This investment is another sign of our commitment to education in the Wokingham borough, to ensure all our children and young people have the best educational opportunities from their first day at primary school.”