Work continues with extensions

Work progresses on the extension to Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth.
Work progresses on the extension to Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth.

Work is continuing on an extension to a borough school as part of plans to improve facilities for pupils.

Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth, is investing in significant building works across its two sites in the village to ensure students have the best learning environment.

Construction is taking place on the school’s primary site while work is also in the pipeline for the secondary site.

Facilities manager John McLeod said: “This work will create a huge improvement across our school, offering students much more space and an even better working environment.

“Work on the Sixth Form building will start during the Easter break and will be completed by the end of October this year.”

Principal Gill Hewlett added: “These building works form part of cross-site improvements to ensure we provide the best environment and facilities for students.”

“We have already created vast improvements to our First School site, with new dedicated breakout areas to support more effective learning and refurbishment of classroom and common areas.”

Parents and potential sixth form students were given a chance to look at the proposed improvements to the sixth form building at an open evening last week, as well as learning more about the courses available.

Facilities include new coffee shop, Learning Resource Centre, careers suite, sixth form lounge and work areas, plus new lighting and wi-fi access.