We are planning to expand the Unity building with an extension at the north-east side of the school and some internal work to create additional classroom space. Before we begin work, we wanted to explain why this would take place, and what it will mean for children, parents and the local community.
Why are we doing this?
Last summer, Unity started to offer nursery places for children aged two to four. At the moment, because Unity doesn’t yet have year five or six children, our nursery children are being looked after in three classrooms that aren’t currently being used.
However, this is not a long-term solution, as by September 2019, we will have pupils in every year group. And, from September 2018, Unity will have two Reception classes for the first time – meaning that there will eventually be 60 children in each year.
As a result, we are looking to extend the building to make sure that all children in the school have enough high-quality space to learn in.
When will this happen?
The work will take place in early 2019, and we will do as much work as possible during the school holidays.
What will be the impact on children and parents?
We will do everything we can to minimise the impact on children as far as we possibly can, including doing as much work as possible during the school holidays. It is possible that holiday club arrangements for summer 2019 will need to change, and we will make sure to keep all parents informed when the time comes.
What will be the impact on the local community?
Local residents will see the effects of building work taking place during early 2019, but we will do everything we can to minimise disruption. This will include only working during certain hours, and insisting that our builders keep the area tidy and safe. Most importantly, we will keep in contact with local residents before and during the building work, to make sure they know what to expect.
What if we have concerns during the build?
During the building process, we will provide a named member of staff for you to contact with any concerns, and a number to call if you need it. We will also produce regular updates, and hand deliver these to all residents.
How can we give feedback?
If you have general feedback on the proposed build, then please fill in the contact form below. We will also deliver letters to all local residents, explaining the proposed work, and arrange drop-in sessions at the school, at convenient times for parents.