New classrooms provide welcoming environment after £500,000 investment at Iron Acton Primary School

September 28 2020
New classrooms provide welcoming environment after £500,000 investment at Iron Acton Primary School

A NEW £500,000 building and covered outdoor area is helping to provide a welcoming environment for the newest pupils at Iron Acton Primary School.

The school has worked with South Gloucestershire Council for several years to expand to cater for increased pupil numbers and upgrade some old and outdated buildings with the new facilities.

Executive head teacher Mike Riches said the new building is home to children in the school's reception and Key Stage 1 classes.

He said: "We now feel we have excellent facilities – indoor and out - to offer families who make the decision to come to Iron Acton School both from the village and beyond.

"The new facilities enable us to provide an even better quality of education to the children who attend.

"We have 16 children in our reception class this year, which is one more than our admission number of 15 and reflects how popular our school is, but also highlights the small class size our reception children benefit from when they first arrive."

The school has become formally federated with Hawkesbury Primary School after two years as a partnership.

Mike added: "We are excited to be the first small schools federation in South Gloucestershire and look forward to continuing to enhance the quality of education and leadership we can provide as a result."

The school is unable to hold an open day this year but is encouraging prospective parents to call the school office on 01454 228322 to discuss admissions.