Peasedown St John Primary School is set to re-open this September with £145,000 worth of extra investment put into it.
Lib Dem-run Bath and North East Somerset Council decided to allocate the funding to the popular village school before the summer holidays.
Local Councillor Sarah Bevan (Lib Dem, Peasedown) said; “It’s extremely important that children from our village can attend their local primary school.
“Owing to the increase in house numbers over the last 15 years, the primary school has grown to be the biggest in B&NES with more than 500 children attending.”
“This additional £145,000 provided by the Cabinet is much welcomed – it will provide essential extra classroom space so the school can continue to accommodate the growing number of children who choose to come here.”
Two additional classrooms are being provided within the former adult learning centre, located between the school and the youth centre. Following discussions with Norton Radstock College, an agreement was reached to move its courses elsewhere and for the Primary School to take over the building.
Cllr Nathan Hartley (Lib Dem), one of the village’s local councillors, and also the B&NES Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Youth, added; “We were only too pleased to approve the funding for these extension works. The money has been used to carry out renovation works within the former adult learning centre, now suitably renamed The Annexe.
“It’s part of an overall package of more than £3 million that we are spending on capital projects in schools this financial year.“
“It’s all part of our commitment to ensure that children have the best possible start in life and are well prepared for adult life.”