Category Archives: New School

Children see their classrooms and have a first run outside

Bike store or play space

Friday saw the children visiting their new classrooms with the furniture in and so they know where they will be on 8th June. This was followed by a run across the playground and onto the field it was a pleasure to hear them chatter and laugh. Even the next doors cows looked up but not for long they soon went back to eating already at home with their new neighbours. A magic moment was the spontaneous ring a ring a roses played by the pre-school children in the corridor after visiting their new room. Life is already being breathed into the new school. Continue reading

Furniture on Parade

Sofa

Walking round the new school brought wow factor moments as the furniture is set out in the school for the first time from a cute infant sofa to the blend of subtle blues between walls and furniture. The teaching walls are being constructed and the new white boards put in place ready for 8th June. Continue reading

Crossing all done and road open

Path in

The West Camel Road now has a zebra crossing and Belisha beacons. The road is fully open again and ready for the move into the school this week. Note one of the beacons needs a new relay to make it flash as it should, will be fixed soon. Now the crossing is in we can have an assessment to see if it is appropriate to have a crossing patrol person. This assessment will take a few weeks in the meantime we all need to learn to use the zebra cross carefully. I feel a few pictures like the Beatles crossing Abbey Road coming on. Continue reading

Bird’s eye view

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One of our governors Mark Andrew asked a friend to use their drone to take pictures over the new school giving us, what I am sure you will agree, is a  really interesting perspective.  Next step is to repeat the pictures from above with the children around the school once they all move in over the next few weeks. Continue reading

West Camel Road closure next week ???

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Somerset Highways Department published a notice  on 14 April that they are aiming to start the work outside the new school on West Camel Road, including putting in a crossing point, on Monday 18 April , however a sign has also appeared outside the school that says the 3rd May.  So your guess is as good as ours as to when the work will actually start but it is imminent , see phone number below if you need to know. Continue reading

Momentous Day

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After 44 weeks today the new Countess Gytha Primary School and Nursery was handed over to Somerset County Council by the builder’s bam and the project management team from Futures for Somerset. In a few weeks’ time the staff and children will move in and a new educational adventure will begin.  It has been an amazing achievement by all concerned and done in such a can do spirit. The relationship between bam and the school has been really constructive not only in all the bricks and mortar but also in the way they helped us focus during the build on the educational opportunities for the children. Continue reading

Amazing Kitchen

Giant mixure

This week has also seen the fitting of the commercial kitchen. A specialist team has fitted out the sinks, fridges, cookers, store rooms and work tables it all looks amazing, we are so lucky. Plans are now being put in place to organise delivering of onsite prepared meals from September. Continue reading