The ribbon is cut to open the £5 million Severn Vale school expansion
The expansion opening ceremony took place on Friday 1st March in front of representatives from Gloucestershire County Council, Severn Vale school, the contractor EG Carter, teachers and students.
The £5 million project, is part of the county council’s overall pledge to invest £100 million into schools. The expansion work included refurbishment and reconfiguration of the Science block, hall refurbishment and expansion of the existing three storey block, new changing rooms and sports hall storeroom. The new classrooms now facilitate lessons across the curriculum including Science, Maths, Art, Geography and History.
Mark Hawthorne, leader of the council and Councillor for Quedgeley said “I am delighted to officially open this wonderful expansion project. After a guided tour from the pupils themselves, I can see how proud they are with the new facilities and the difference it already makes to their schooling. The work will allow Severn Vale School to accept an additional 30 children each year and is a key step to guarantee excellent schooling in Quedgeley.”
Richard Johnson, Head of Severn Vale school, “We are extremely pleased with everything achieved during this building programme. The £5 million invested by Gloucestershire County Council has enabled us to transform the facilities in our school, especially the science department, which has had an immediate impact on how students view learning in these rooms.”
“Not only has this expansion enabled us to massively improve facilities for our existing students, it has also provided us with the capacity needed to increase our student numbers as demand locally increases.”
The expansion work started in July 2017 and was completed on time and within budget in February 2019.