Published: June 29, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea school gets £215,000 extension to handle extra pupils

Work has just been completed on a £215,000 extension at Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrews Primary School to deal with an increase in pupil numbers.

The new classroom built at the school in Dunstan Road will provide space for 30 more students.

Frances Nicholson, Somerset County Council's Cabinet Member responsible for schools, said: "It is really good to see how well the new classroom extension has been received by school staff and the community. I am sure that pupils will be equally excited by it."

Gavin Morris, the headteacher of St Andrews, added: "The finished classroom has received high praise and compliments from across the community; we simply could not be more pleased."

"Somerset County Council have sustained excellent liaison with us, and the architect and the contractors, Melhuish and Saunders, have done a magnificent job."

"They have completed the build within the time frame and worked closely with the school at all times."

£1.5m of building repairs is also set to go ahead at King Alfred School in Highbridge this year as part of a modernisation of its facilities.

Somerset County Council says it has invested £5m in each of the past two years to improve the condition of school buildings across the county and cater for growing pupil numbers.


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