Work underway on new Ashfield School building

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CONSTRUCTION work has now begun to develop state-of-the-art facilities for post-16 students at Ashfield School in Kirkby.

The two-storey building will boast a flexible teaching space on the ground floor with moveable partitions and a library on the first floor.

Head teacher Richard Vasey said: “Students for some time have been asking for a private study area and post-16 library.

“This new Learning Resource Centre will provide our students with excellent state-of-the-art facilities which will support them in achieving their full potential whilst they study with us in the sixth form.”

The centre is an extension to an existing building and has been designed by Sheffield-based architects Ward McHugh Associates.

The extension is being built by Mansfield-based Baggaley Construction.

The firm’s managing director Phil Askin said: “Ashfield School enjoys a great reputation for offering a great education in a superb setting and this new facility, which will be handed over in the autumn term, will certainly enhance that.”

As the work will be carried out during term time, bosses at Baggaley say they will pay attention to the impact of the works at the school, in particular that the delivery hours for materials.

Phil added: “We have a wealth of experience of working on school sites during term times so we have processes and policies in place to ensure that we work closely with staff, parents and children.”