Building project brings benefits for pupils at Cliffe Primary School

Pupils and teachers at Cliffe VC Primary School near Selby are benefitting from improved facilities, thanks to a building project completed over the summer.

Teacher Andrew Price with Year 1 and 2 pupils

A £250,000 scheme, which was funded by North Yorkshire County Council’s Schools Capital Programme, has provided new toilets and an adjoining cloakroom. It has also enabled the two adjoining classrooms to expand into the space taken up by the old facilities.

Headteacher Adam Blackwood said: “Despite the ever-increasing budget pressures on education spending we are pleased to have secured funding from our local authority. The scheme has transformed the teaching and learning environment and given us some much-needed additional communal spaces. Our pupils are thrilled with the improvements.”

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “I’m delighted that North Yorkshire County Council has been able to provide this much-needed improvement to facilities at Cliffe Primary School.”

County Councillor Mike Jordan, Member for the South Selby division, said: “As a school governor, I have been pressing for this for some time and I am very pleased with the outcome. It is good that they recognised this need and I look forward to working with the Council and school on other improvements.”

The project was designed by Align Property Partners and constructed by Tom Willoughby Ltd.

This story was published 9 October 2019