Classroom celebration

Bromham C of E Lower School's new building was opened by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, on Friday 30 January.
Bromham C of E Lower School's new building was opened by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, on Friday 30 January.

A village school’s new building was officially opened by Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson.

Bromham C of E Lower School is based on two sites and had an old temporary unit on each site, which has been replaced with a permanent building with two classes on the Village Road site.

The new build has been carried out under the borough’s Temporary Classroom Replacement Programme.

Mr Hodgson said: “We are investing heavily to ensure all children are able to benefit from being taught in permanent accommodation which supports local schools such as Bromham C of E Lower School to deliver high quality teaching and learning.  

“This project is a result of effective working between the school and the council, and I hope generations of local children will enjoy learning in this new building for many years to come.”  

This is one of nine projects that are being delivered by Kier in phase one of the programme with five completed and four currently underway with completion dates due between now and the end of February 2015.

Headteacher Virginia Gilks said: “The two new classroom units are a welcome addition to the school bringing much-needed space.

“The children loved seeing the building as it developed, especially as there was plenty of crane action.

“The new rooms offer a comfortable and spacious learning environment for our year one children and we are all very pleased with the end result.”

The Temproary Classrroom Replacement Programme is investing more than £12 million over three phases under Bedford Borough Council.