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A rebuild of St Swithun's Junior School begins in November 2013


The new school will replace the existing school buildings and will enable the Junior School to increase its pupil numbers to 256 in response to an increased demand for places whilst also allowing smaller class sizes. The development will include specialist teaching rooms, a science laboratory, an art studio, a media/computing room and a new performing arts space and gym.

Phase one of the development is due to begin in November 2013 and be completed by January 2015. It is anticipated that phase two will be completed by June 2017.

Pim Grimes, headmistress of St Swithuns Junior School says I am delighted that we have received planning permission to build a new Junior School. The design will make the most of our rural position in the South Downs National Park and allow the pupils to engage with this environment while also providing an atmosphere conducive to academic study and facilities to support our drama, music and sport activities. The fact that the children have been involved in some of the plans for their new school adds to the excitement


Published: October 9 2013

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