Smart new extension gives Winton School 210 reasons to celebrate!



Pupils and staff from Winton Primary School in Oswald Road, Bournemouth, joined Stepnell, members of Bournemouth Borough Council and TV’s Bob the Builder production designer and author, Curtis Jobling, to celebrate the opening of a new £1.7m school extension. The much needed new teaching facility is part of major expansion programme which has created an extra 210 student places, transforming the former 630 pupil school from three form to four form entry status.

Stepnell worked with Winton Primary School and Bournemouth Borough Council to deliver the new 800m2 single storey extension which provides a small hall, drama studio, music room, four classrooms, an office and supporting accommodation.  The school’s car park and drop off facilities have also been improved. 

“Having been involved in the construction of this wonderful new school extension and knowing how important it is to the community, we are delighted to see the building officially opened for pupils and staff to use and enjoy,” says Trevor Middleton, Stepnell contracts manager. “This new facility will provide a modern learning environment which we hope will benefit Winton School pupils for many years to come.”

The school helped raise money for the project through their Buy-a-Brick campaign which generated £500. Associates of the school, including ex-pupils and teachers, were invited to sponsor and engrave a brick and lay it in the wall of the new extension. 

Winton Primary School head teacher Neil Tarchetti says: “We are delighted with the finished expansion and excited by the enhanced learning environment it offers to our pupils.  They now have a first rate setting in which to learn.”

Deputy Leader, Councillor Nicola Greene, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, says: “It’s fantastic to see the expansion work completed and the enhancement to the facilities at Winton Primary School. The expansion works form part of the Council’s plans to increase the number of primary school places in Bournemouth in order to help meet the continuing demand.”

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