Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Designs for new school building to be unveiled

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Proposals for the redevelopment of a Stockton primary school will be on display at a special drop-in session this week.

Local residents, parents, carers, staff and students are invited to Mandale Mill Primary School to find out more about the exciting plans to rebuild the school.

The school is to benefit from multi-million pound funding through the Priority Schools Building Programme. The new building will provide a first class learning environment for pupils and a range of facilities for the whole community to use.

Anyone with an interest in the school can see the initial drawings at a drop-in session this week. It will be held at 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 26 June.

There will be opportunities to see the plans and meet representatives from the school, Education Funding Authority, Aedas Architects and Miller Construction to discuss the proposals.

The Priority Schools Building Programme is being delivered by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) who has procured Miller Construction to design and build the development.

Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ann McCoy, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for anyone with an interest in the future of Mandale Mill Primary School to come along and find out how the school building may look.

“We want our schools to reflect the needs and aspirations of both of pupils and the communities they serve, that’s why feedback from local community members as well as young people, parents and staff is so important. I’d like to encourage them to come along to the drop-in session and share their thoughts.”

Acting Headteacher of Mandale Mill Primary School, Leanne Moore, said: “A new school is going to provide so many opportunities for the pupils, parents, staff and governors. This is a very exciting time for the Thornaby community.”

Subject to planning approval being granted, it is hoped that work on the new school will start later in the year. 

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