Pupils and staff of St Swithun’s Junior
School, Winchester took part in a topping out ceremony for their new school
building today as work continues to progress on this impressive new facility at
the school’s campus on Alresford Road. Pupils and staff congregated to witness
headmistress Pim Grimes fix the final piece on the highest point of the roof of
the newly built replacement school.
Work will now continue with internal
construction elements and the new school, which will replace the existing
school buildings and enable the Junior School to increase pupil numbers to 256,
will open in September 2015. The development will include specialist teaching
rooms, a science laboratory, an art studio, a media/computing room and a new
performing arts space and gym.
Headmistress Pim Grimes said “We are
delighted that progress on our new school is going so well, and that our pupils
have been so engaged with the process. With the increase in capacity, we still
have some spaces available in most year groups for September 2015 and I am
taking great pride in showing prospective parents how our grand plans are
becoming a reality.”
Any parents wishing to visit St
Swithun’s Junior School should contact the school’s registrar, Mrs Sara
or 01962 835750).