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Roof upgrade for River Mead School early years building

Children, parents and staff at The River Mead School in Melksham are celebrating being awarded funding to improve areas of their school.

The condition improvement fund, managed by the DfE, has provided £193,640 of funding for the school to replace parts of, and upgrade the roof on the innovatively-designed early years and specialist teaching building; comprising the Otters nursery, Otters reception classroom and the Beehive complex needs resource base.

The school has also taken a loan to provide the remaining of the funding needed to complete the work, which is currently planned to start in the summer holidays.

Karen Austin, head of school said, “We are really delighted to have received this funding from the condition improvement fund.  I must thank everyone who put time and effort into submitting our bid; it will make a big difference to our wonderful building and those working and learning within it and we can’t wait to get started on the work.”

In the coming weeks the school will have some open sessions in the building, welcoming children and families to visit and to “stay and play”! These will be held on Wednesday 23rd May, 1.00pm-2.00pm; Tuesday 12th June, 1.00pm-2.00pm; Thursday 28th June, 1.00pm-2.00pm; Thursday 12th July, 1.00pm-2.00pm.

The Mead Academy Trust comprises The Mead Community Primary School (a national teaching school), Castle Mead School in Trowbridge and River Mead School in Melksham. Lyssy Bolton is the executive headteacher of the trust. More information can be found at www.themeadacademytrust.org.uk

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