Monday, October 23, 2017
Lancashire County Council Chairman Terry Aldridge opened an extension at St George's Church of England Primary School in Chorley, at a special ceremony held last week.
The work has being completed thanks to an investment of £2.1m by Lancashire County Council.
The new single storey building includes three new classrooms, a studio, a group/resource room, a staff room and a new entrance area.
A new all-weather multi-use sports pitch and a larger car park have also been created.
This popular Chorley school, on Carr Lane, needed to expand to be able to meet increased demand for places now and in the future.
The expansion means that the number of pupils who are admitted to Reception every year will increase from 35 to 45, providing the additional places needed due to a rising birth rate and significant housing development in the area.
Chairman of the county council, Terry Aldridge, attended the event and said: "I've just seen for myself the fantastic new facilities that have been created for the pupils at this school.
"The school has been over-subscribed for a number of years now, so it is a great pleasure to be at the opening of the extension that will increase its capacity and allow many more children to enjoy their education here.
"We are constantly reviewing changing demographic factors to make sure the number and location of the school places we provide are adequate throughout Lancashire.
"The good news is that more children will be able to enjoy learning in a more modern environment."
Andy Purcell, headteacher at St George's Church of England Primary School, said: "The new building has made such a huge difference to what we can offer to pupils, parents, and the community at our school.
"It was great to be able to celebrate the new school building at the official opening, and importantly it gave people the opportunity to see our fantastic new facilities for themselves."
The £2.1m extension was designed in-house by the county council.
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