New opportunities for learning and play at Barlby Bridge Primary

Pupils at Barlby Bridge Community Primary School near Selby now have more classroom space and a new outdoor area for learning and play.

exterior of Barlby Bridge Primary School

North Yorkshire County Council’s Schools Capital Programme has funded the £210,000 project, which has been used to extend two classrooms and buy new equipment for the early years area. The front entrance to the school has also been remodelled to provide better access for visitors.

Headteacher Claire Hughes said: “We are absolutely delighted with the extension works and improvements made to the school through the project. The additional space that has been created will greatly enhance the teaching and learning opportunities we offer whilst supporting the ever-growing school community at Barlby Bridge.

“The children are already enjoying the new space in school and both the early years pupils and those attending the school wraparound care are benefitting from the new outdoor equipment.”

County Councillor Stephanie Duckett, member for the Selby Barlby division, attended an official opening of the new classroom space and commented on the improvements that had been made and the difference this would make to all pupils attending Barlby Bridge Community Primary.

“It’s always a pleasure to attend Barlby Bridge School, especially as I was a pupil there,” said Councillor Duckett. “The new classrooms are light and airy and will give the children the very best environment in which to learn, and the look of delight on their faces was a joy to see. I wish all the pupils and staff well.”

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “This scheme, together with our other projects carried out over the summer at Burton Salmon, Cliffe and Fairburn schools, will benefit primary school pupils in the Selby district.”

The work was carried out by Simpson (York) and designed by Align Property Partners.

This story was published 15 October 2019