Newstead Primary School’s £500k extension is complete

Foundation children in their new class room extension at Newstead Primary School.
Foundation children in their new class room extension at Newstead Primary School.

A brand new £500,000 extension has been opened at Newstead Primary School.

It has been built onto the current nursery building - which will accommodate growing numbers at the school, as well as a library and meeting room.

The school - which caters for children from three up to eleven - now has 126 children.

Headteacher Helen Woodward said she was delighted with the changes.

She said: “The new building gives us the space we need due to our rising numbers and it has been welcomed by pupils, staff and parents alike.”

“It has also given us the space for a library and meeting room to be created within the school and I’m delighted to say that the children have settled very well into their new classrooms.”

This is the first time the school will have a dedicated library room.

It is set to be up and running half term.

The cash for the extension was given by the Nottinghamshire County Council.

The school welcomed Coun John Peck, Nottinghamshire County Council’s committee chairman for Children and Young People’s Services, to view the new extension.