ST. AGNES ACADEMY SCHOOL EXPANSION UPDATE DECEMBER 2016
THE WORK SO FAR
The school hall extension is almost complete and the floor in the existing part will be resurfaced this weekend. Work will be continuing over part of the Christmas holiday period. The slates for the extension roof will arrive in the first week of January, with the whole extended school hall due to be handed back to the school during the week beginning 12th January. You'll be aware that we've been unable to hold one or two 'whole school' events while work has been taking place and we thank you for your patience. We'll all be able to celebrate the completion of our new, larger hall at the PTA disco on 18th January.
In the new classroom block, there are recognisable ground and first floors now and two staircases have been craned in, watched on by excited pupils. Scaffolding is being erected all the way round the building in order to install roof purlins and a structure on which to hang the internal walls and ceilings. This new building is due to be completed before we break up in July.
Year 1 mini-builders are visiting the site next week to learn how schools and classrooms are built from the ground up.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We continue to experience an occasional problem of delivery vehicles arriving in the vicinity of the school during times of peak school traffic. I know this has been a concern to some parents who've raised it with me. Our Kier site manager assures me he takes this issue extremely seriously and has come up with a solution that seems to be working well. At the corner of Trelawny and Vicarage Roads Kier have now posted a nice man who deflects lorries trying to enter the approach to school at the beginning and end of the school day. He's there come rain or shine; you may see him on your way to school.
The period of consultation concerning Cormac’s proposals for an upgraded pedestrian crossing outside of school has now closed and Cormac is considering all the responses from the school, its families and neighbours. Like many parents, we'd like a full blown zebra crossing - or at the very least clearer parking restrictions - and we've made our position clear. We have not yet heard what the outcome of that process is, but will keep you informed as we learn more.