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Top marks for school expansion

SCHOOLCHILDREN are enjoying their newly refurbished and expanded school.

The work at Belmont Primary in Guisborough involved creating a brand new classroom, developing space for a second classroom, a new main entrance, expanding office spaces and bringing the former caretaker’s bungalow into use for independent childcare providers.

It means there is now more capacity for more children to attend the ‘Good’-rated school and it also improves the separation of the school and independent childcare providers. Work was completed in time for the return of the children earlier this month after the summer holidays.

The expansion cost £740,000 in total with £640,000 coming from the Government’s Basic Need Grant.

Headteacher of the school, Chris Gibson, said: “We are pleased with the refurbishment and expansion of the school which not only provides us with an additional classroom but also an enhanced learning environment for our Key Stage One children.”

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Children, Councillor Alison Barnes, said: “This is an good example of how Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is investing in our children’s future by ensuring as many as possible can attend this excellent local school.”

Moody Construction completed the construction work and the designs were created by Logic Architecture.