New classrooms and better accessibility as part of county project
FOUR new classrooms and improved accessibility for pupils is just part of a package of building work that got the seal of approval at Paternoster School in Cirencester.
Paternoster School provides support for children and young people aged two to 17 years with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.
The improvements to the school building come as part of the county council’s £100 million investment into schools in Gloucestershire.
The work involved replacing and remodelling the older parts of the building and constructing a new, larger two storey extension in its location.
This has provided the school with four classrooms which include a group room, classroom store, wheelchair store, and accessible outdoor areas; purpose built hoisting facilities and disabled WC and hygiene room facilities to better support pupils at the school.
Cllr Joe Harris, county councillor for Cirencester Park, said: “This is great news for Paternoster School. The improvement work has been successful in providing a wide range of developments to the building and its facilities which will improve lessons for the pupils.
“I now want to work with the school to help secure funding for the replacement of the remaining temporary classrooms.”
Headteacher Julie Mantell said: We have created a more accessible learning space for our pupils and I look forward to seeing them benefit from this with lesson plans and activities.”