Building work starts on Royds Hall Community School expansion
Building work has started on Royds Hall Community School. The new multi-million pound primary school is being funded by us as a response to the need for additional school places in the area.
Cllr Shabir Pandor, our Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning said:
I’m delighted that work has started on site and that we’re another step closer to having a fantastic new primary school facility.
The new build will complement the existing school and is a welcome boost for the local economy, supporting apprenticeships and creating job opportunities.
One of most important elements of the scheme is the positive difference to children’s education and learning. This goes far beyond bricks and mortar. It recognises the strong relationships we have with parents, teachers and other professionals in achieving a common goal centred on young people. It’s essential that we invest in our young people’s future so they have the education they deserve, whilst ensuring there are enough quality school places for every child in Kirklees”
Melanie Williams, Headteacher went on to say:
We are delighted that the building work is underway and our new accommodation is becoming a reality. Our children are excited and looking forward to the completion of our new facilities which will offer tremendous opportunities to our community”
Daniel Walsh, Site Manager from BAM Construction added:
We are pleased to have been awarded the contract to build the new primary school facility. The new construction works, which include a new external play area and improved entrance road, are expected to be completed by summer 2016. BAM’s work in Huddersfield goes back over 30 years and includes hospitals, retail, and commercial and education developments, most recently it completed the Huddersfield University Business School and Huddersfield Leisure Centre.”
The new school will open in September 2016 and will provide an additional 420 primary school places in state-of-the-art facilities over the next five years. Over 1500 young people aged from 3 to 16 years will be taught at the all through school by 2020.