WORK is progressing on a major expansion which will double pupil numbers at a Stratford school.
The £2.1million project at Bishopton Primary School will see eight new classrooms built, an expansion of the current assembly hall, and a new area of car parking.
Due for completion in September, the expansion will double the number of classes for each year group, taking the overall number of pupils from 210 to 420, to help meet demand for school places in the area.
Headteacher Lester Hunt said: “Due to major housing developments and the predicted lack of school places in the area, Bishopton Primary School was required to undergo a major re-development.
“Progress on the project is good and we are now beginning to see real changes with brick and steel work going up and the new car park is also ready for its grand opening. We look forward to construction continuing in the same positive manner and having completion ready for the new academic year in September.
“The children have also taken a keen interest in the work burying a time capsule and visiting the site.”
Robert Slack, contract manager for Ashe Construction was pleased with progress.
He added: “The construction work has gone extremely well and having just finished the first phase of the project, we are on course to complete the expansion in time for the start of the new school year.
“We have a great relationship with the school and pupils and have worked hard to ensure we are not effecting the day to day running of the school.