Harrogate junior school expands with new extension

The Oatlands Junior School based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire has now expanded by adding two classrooms and a multi-functional corridor that can be used as a new learning space for pupils.

The extended areas at the school will enable it to accommodate a further 62 children. The new corridor possesses pods and furnishings allowing teachers and assistants to take groups of around six children for specific interventions in a quiet part of the school outside the regular classrooms.

The project was funded by the Red Kite Learning Trust and North Yorkshire County Council. Cliff Trotter, County Councillor for the region, officially opened the new learning space at a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The new classrooms to be used by the junior school’s Year Six, and the wide corridor, use modern energy solutions including cost-effective underfloor heating.

Acting Headteacher Hannah McNamara commented on the new spaces:

“We are all absolutely delighted with the extension; it has provided us with the space not only to house our increasing number of pupils but also to deliver interventions to children in all of our year groups, across the school. The two things teachers always need more of are: time and space.”

Architects in Tarporley, Harrogate and other areas across the UK must always be mindful of the local areas where extension are built. To acquire the necessary planning permission for projects designs should blend seamlessly with the other buildings in the vicinity so they do not spoil an area’s appeal.

Posted by Mark
March 3, 2020

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