School in need of new facilities

WRINGTON Primary School is in desperate need of a new building to prevent immediate closure .

WRINGTON Primary School is in desperate need of a new building to prevent 'immediate closure'.

Pupils at the site in School Road have to go outside to use the toilet and five out of the seven classrooms are temporary and only given a three year life expectancy.

Steve Griffiths made a speech at a meeting of North Somerset Council on Tuesday, where he pointed out the problems as a result of lessons being held in a building 150 years old.

He said: "These so-called temporary classrooms are disparately laid out over a split-level site.

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"Condition surveys carried out by successive councils have said urgent work is needed to prevent immediate closure of the premises."

He added: "The hall is not big enough to accommodate the whole school for assemblies or mealtimes and neither has a stage nor any changing rooms for PE.

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"A new building has unanimous community support and the existing site has the capacity to accommodate a new building."

According to Mr Griffiths, an inspection by Ofsted in May this year, also advises that the school should work closely with the unitary authority to move as quickly as possible towards gaining a new building.

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