The Somerset County Council Highways department have issued a closure notice for a short stretch of the West Camel Road starting on 29th February is POSTPONED no new date yet . This is so they can upgrade the road by the new school and put in the crossing point. You can find details at this website link, see the diversion route to the Doctor’s Surgery, new school and who to contact for information in this document.
In the meantime the onsite team are landscaping the entrance area, building the base for the buggy park, adding the final external wall finish green around the entrances and cream on the rest of the walls. The team have been keeping a close eye on the weather. In early February storm Imogen was responsible for washing off the recently applied top colour render coat to one side of the school. A frustration for the building team but one of the very few setbacks, which mean the completion date, is still early April. Imogen also caused us to have a nervous 48 hours as the river levels came within centimetres of another flood on the current school site. A timely reminder why we need the new school hit home as we watched the environment agency app on the smart phone showing the water levels rising.
The Governor and Country steering group continue to meet to review in detail the finishing touches and putting in place the service contracts. One aspect is to agree our new school branding logo and badge.