New £2m classrooms opened at Hutton Primary School

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 October 2017

Inside Hutton Primary School's new building. Picture: Eleanor Young

Inside Hutton Primary School's new building. Picture: Eleanor Young

Eleanor Young

Pupils at a North Somerset primary school have been celebrating the official opening of their new £2million classrooms.

Cllr David Jolley opened the fields. Picture: Eleanor YoungCllr David Jolley opened the fields. Picture: Eleanor Young

North Somerset councillor David Jolley cut the ribbon on the new building at Hutton Primary School last week.

The authority agreed to replace outdated temporary classrooms at the school back in 2015 and has since invested more than £2million in the project.

The development included a new building fitted with five classrooms, which all include a large open space, interactive whiteboard and top-of-the-range facilities.

The council also agreed to refurbish two other classrooms and the playing areas and fields.

One of the new classrooms in the school's new building. Picture: Eleanor YoungOne of the new classrooms in the school's new building. Picture: Eleanor Young

Vice chairman Cllr Jolley told the Mercury it was a ‘fantastic’ development for the council to be involved in.

He added: “The new classrooms at Hutton are now fit for purpose, providing state-of-the-art learning facilities for the school’s 210 pupils and a wonderful working environment for the staff. The project was delivered on time and on budget.”

Pupils gathered outside the new building on October 12 to celebrate their new facilities.They performed an original song to thank the council for its donation and buried a time capsule filled with personal belongings for future students to discover.

Classes have already been taking place in the rooms, with the younger years being held downstairs and the older years having classes upstairs.

The new playground and fields at Hutton Primary School. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe new playground and fields at Hutton Primary School. Picture: Eleanor Young

Headteacher Luci Amos said: “We are delighted with our lovely new building which now provides a spacious, exciting environment for children, staff and the local community.

“We would like to thank the council for their investment in the school and the community we serve.”

Neal Stephens, managing director at Wilmott Dixon who carried out the work, said he was ‘delighted’ to be chosen by the council to complete the scheme.

He added: “The school’s heritage dates back to 1873 and we hope this learning environment remains so for at least another 150 years.

Inside Hutton Primary School's new building. Picture: Eleanor YoungInside Hutton Primary School's new building. Picture: Eleanor Young

“We really hope our educational site visits have left a positive impression on the children of the school.”

For more pictures, visit www.westonmercury.co.uk

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 15:31

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

One of the most nerve-shredding horror movie characters has been reborn again for a terrifying film which will hit cinema screens this autumn.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:25

Weston will face Harrogate Town or Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A life-saving emergency service is looking for people to join its ranks as one of the busiest stations in the South West.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Parents of a ‘beautiful’ but ‘angry’ Weston teenager who hanged himself in his bathroom feel ‘let down’ by the services set up to protect him.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A popular children’s Halloween film has returned for a sequel, and the Mercury has free tickets to give away.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Hundreds of job opportunities will be showcased in Weston-super-Mare next week, offering people the chance to find work and forge an exciting career.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:25

Children from a Weston school swapped their uniforms for yellow clothes to mark World Mental Health Day.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 08:48

Four fire crews tackled a blaze last night (Sunday), as fire spread from a garden gazebo to a house.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:39

Campaigners desperate to see a pool return to Weston’s seafront will meet next month to discuss whether the idea could be resurrected.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists