Bigger school can take on more pupils

All Saints' School in Warwick.
All Saints' School in Warwick.

Eighty extra children will be able to take up places at a Warwick School this September now that a £700,000 expansion project is complete.

All Saints’ School in Nelson Avenue now has two new classrooms, a one-to-one working area, a corridor link to join its two buildings together, a new car parking area and upgraded fire and burglar alarms.

The expansion, which was carried out by Ashe Construction and took 30 weeks to complete, now means the school, which currently has 201 key stage two pupils, will be able to take on another 80 next term.

Headteacher Debi Cossins said: “We needed to expand the school to make way for more pupil places as part of a request from our local authority.

“Ashe Construction did a fantastic job and there was absolutely nothing that went wrong during the extension being built. They looked after us brilliantly, from holding health and safety assemblies to visiting our neighbours to ensure they were happy with the building work.”

Justin Howard, the framework manager for Ashe Construction, said: “It was a difficult job as it was a large expansion and we needed to build a new temporary road to ensure that the lorries were able to get to us.”

But he added: “The headteacher and school were excellent to work with. They were all highly delighted with our work - we couldn’t be more pleased.”