£1.7 million school facelift

Artist's impression of the new look Kirk Sandall Junior School
Artist's impression of the new look Kirk Sandall Junior School
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THIS is how Doncaster’s Kirk Sandall Primary School is expected to look after a £1.7 million renovation.

The school is due to be the first of five primaries to be modernised under a £10.8 million Government-funded primary capital programme.

Work at the school is due to start in March and is expected to be completed by September.

It will be followed by work at four other junior and primary schools.

Saltersgate Junior School and Town Field Primary School are each due to get a new multi-use hall and modernisation programme, while Carcroft and Owston Park Primary Schools will be significantly refurbished as part of the plans.

The five schools were identified for early priority in the council’s Strategy for Change document.

Adrian Bagnall, headteacher at Kirk Sandall Junior School, said: “The pupils, staff and friends in our community are thrilled about our build and recognise how lucky we are to be one of the few projects still going ahead.

“At Kirk Sandall Junior School, we are proud of our achievements in sport, music and drama but have always found our hall far too small.

“Now, not only are we getting the new school hall we have been seeking for so long, we are also going to have a new library, music room and kitchen. We are sure they will be a real asset to the whole community.”

Norman Fanthorpe, director of contractor George Hurst and Sons who are carrying out the renovation work, said the firm would closely with the school.