Work has been completed on Streethay Primary School in Lichfield for more than 230 pupils in time for its September opening.
The new school is part of Miller Homes’ wider Roman Heights and Cathedral View housing developments, comprising 581 new-build homes and associated leisure amenities.
Work on the developments is due to conclude in 2021. The 236-place, single-storey school houses nine classrooms, a hall, a digital technology area and learning resource centre equipped with the latest IT.
Outside, there is a large play area, a multi-use games space, football pitch and 29 parking spaces, including two disabled bays.
As a free school, Streethay Primary School will be managed by the Shaw Education Trust. The trust runs 11 other schools in Staffordshire and the North West, and will make operational decisions on factors including the curriculum and staff recruitment. The trust will prioritise an innovative curriculum, hoping to match the success at its other primary school, Seabridge Primary School, where performance in reading, writing and maths is well above the national average.
Birmingham-based Glancy Nicholl Architects and construction firm Seddon worked together on the project to ensure that construction materials and the design were in keeping with village buildings and the local area.
Ed Wootton, regional director at Seddon, said “Working alongside Miller Homes, we've worked really hard to create a facility where the young people of Streethay can learn, develop and grow. We’re so proud of what we've achieved, and the new school will not only provide quality primary education, but will also be at the heart of the new community as it develops and grows.”
Alastair Parsons, area sales director for Miller Homes Midlands, said: "It's been a pleasure to watch the school take shape over the last few months and we look forward to it becoming a real focal point in the local community. "Our Roman Heights and Cathedral View developments have both been popular, so I'm sure the school really will be a welcome addition to all those moving into the new neighborhoods, and one that we hope will be enjoyed for many years to come." Streethay Primary School opens to nursery, reception and year one in September 2019.