Published: July 27, 2013
Work gets underway on £1.5m building work at Highbridge school

A £1.5m building project has got underway at Highbridge's King Alfred School this week.

The facilities are benefiting from a long-awaited programme of modernisation work, funded by Somerset County Council.

Highbridge county councillor John Woodman visited the school with council leader John Osman this week, pictured, as the work began.

He said: "I am so pleased that this much-needed work is going ahead. The work on the improvements to one of the main teaching blocks that has just begun will take place over the summer holidays this year and next."

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet member for schools, added: "The work at King Alfred School will ensure that the buildings continue to be fit for purpose and provide the right environment to help students achieve their best."

Headteacher Andy Owen said he is delighted that the work has begun.

The building work includes structural strengthening of the first floor, installation of a suspended ceiling and new electrical rewiring.

It also includes the removal and reinstatement of fixed furniture, the replacement of some windows plus the installation of new blinds, replacement heating for ground and first floors and the replacement of the centralised heating system to serve the whole school.


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