03 Jan 2019 | Posted In Community, News, Projects

Staff and children at Weaver Primary School are celebrating the completion of their new look school building, which we are proud to say has been finished 7 weeks ahead of schedule.

On Thursday 13th December Aaron Cain, Construction Site Manager at Harry Fairclough handed the keys over to Mrs Price along with Jacky Forster, Director for Education and Mr Cliffe, Chair of Governors. Parents, students and staff celebrated the school’s newly updated building.

Gill Price, Weaver Primary Headteacher says of the building “I would like to thank the Local Authority, David Trowler Architects and Harry Fairclough Construction who have designed and built us a school which is now able to accommodate all of our children within one building rather than have 40% of our pupils educated in mobile classrooms.

The new interior allows us to educate our pupils in a space fit for 21st century education. The new layout is spacious and light and gives us 7 enclosed classrooms with breakout spaces outside the classrooms, two new intervention rooms and a medical room.

The children and staff are delighted with their ‘new school’. The contractors have listened to our requirements and worked closely with staff to ensure that learning spaces are suited to each cohort. We have waited many years to have the mobile classrooms removed and now that they have gone, we have a virtually brand new school replacing them. I am delighted with the result.”

In its recent OFSTED inspection, the school was praised for creating an inclusive and welcoming school where pupils are happy and keen to learn. As one of Nantwich’s oldest schools, it has successfully educated many local children over the years.

Charlotte Johnson, Deputy Head adds “It is lovely to have the Weaver team all in the same building, enabling staff to collaborate and share expertise more easily. It really has made a difference to how we work in school.”

Photo caption: Tim Jervis Professional Photography. Photo includes (L-R at the back) Jacky Forster with the team from Harry Fairclough. Front row Mr Cliffe and Mrs Price cut the ribbon alongside members of the Student Council.