School is now bigger and better thanks to £3.9m expansion project

The build project includes a state-of-the-art library.
The build project includes a state-of-the-art library.

A school has been celebrating the completion of a multi-million pound extension, which will increase its capacity for pupils.

Seven extra classrooms have been created at Russell Lower School in Ampthill thanks to funding from Central Beds Council.

The school now has extra space for more children.

The school now has extra space for more children.

The £3.9million expansion project, which took a year to complete, has increased capacity from 300 to 450 pupils.

It means the Queens Road school will be able to increase its intake this September from 60 to 90 pupils.

There is also a new dining hall, state-of-the-art library, a second computer suite, redesigned offices and a welcoming reception area.

The school hall has been made bigger and the outdoor areas have been improved.

Children and staff celebrate the new building.

Children and staff celebrate the new building.

Headteacher Jane Sealey said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the build, both the architect and the builder put their all into it to make sure it is the very best it can be.

“This has been a really exciting project - thank you to everyone who made it happen.”