As you are aware, the school is now operating as a split site, with the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children on the Daylesford campus and the Key Stage 2 children on the Chapel Fields site. Whilst the school leadership have set about delivery of the new primary ethos and are working across a split site offer presently, at the time of establishing the primary school, in 2018, the intention was to consider the possibilities around consolidating as one school, on one site.
Here are preliminary drawings of the proposal to expand the Chapel Fields campus. Essentially, the focus is the construction of a new early years block, complimented by internal works to the existing junior building, to accommodate an increased pupil cohort.
Friday 17th September 2021
Dear Parents, Carers and Children, If you are passing by the junior site, you will see that the final weeks of the build project are now upon us and photos of the different spaces in the new block are being shared with the staff regularly. It is true to say we are all excited to be so close now to all being on one site and having an amazing, purpose-built space for our younger children which will enable them to continue to thrive in their new environment.
Friday 15th October 2021
This is the last new-build weekly update as we will soon be calling it our new home after months of seeing it progress brick by brick. After so much planning and then seeing it built in front of our eyes, it is amazing to think we will soon be moving in. It is a really exciting time for the staff and we know the children will love it too when they step inside. Despite that, we are aware of the sense of sadness of leaving behind the infant site that holds so many special memories for many of our staff and families.
We have sent home a letter this week which had lots of information to help you and your child prepare for the move to the new site and to make you aware of minor changes to school day timings for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Once the building is handed over to us, we are planning to map out routes and possibly send some videos so you can see your child’s classroom and how you access the site to drop off and pick up, which we hope you will find useful.