Improvement project at lower school provides new IT suite and better facilities

Cllr Henry Vann and head teacher at Castle Lower School Mick Marsh in the new IT suite.
Cllr Henry Vann and head teacher at Castle Lower School Mick Marsh in the new IT suite.

Improvement works at a lower school in Bedford have provided better access for pupils and a new classroom.

Castle Lower School, rated as an outstanding school by ofsted, now has a new IT suite and more toilet facilities too in the refurbishment scheme.

The new classroom was located in a block that had no corridor along its length, so children had to walk through other classrooms to access the toilets.

With funding secured by Bedford Borough Council, the project was designed to add a new corridor enabling clear direct access from all rooms to the toilet facilities without entering any others.

Mick Marsh, head teacher at Castle Lower School said: “The new design has created an exciting 21st Century learning environment from what used to be a dark and gloomy, Victorian building. Both children and staff love the new design.”

Cllr Henry Vann, portfolio holder for education at the borough council said: “This new layout has been a great success. All this was completed in a short window in the summer school holidays and well within budget; a case of good design and spending money wisely.

“We have had positive feedback from the school on this project which we are very pleased about.”

For more information on Castle Lower School visit www.castlelowerschool.co.uk