New State-of-the-Art Primary School18/07/2017
Work to build a new state-of-the-art primary school officially got underway this week (Monday 17 July).
As a North Tyneside based business, located only 2.5 miles from site, we are excited to be part of a project that will support our local community. We are looking forward to developing new relationships with all parties involved in the scheme and we relish the challenge this project presents.
The new accommodation will provide the school with a larger capacity and space to expand in the future, if necessary. The new site will also have a playing field, something that the school does not have at its current site. To mark the start of work on the new site, elected Mayor Norma Redfearn paid a visit to the new school site with a group of pupils and the school’s Headteacher, Carol Crerar.
Welcoming the move, Mayor Redfearn said: “Everyone wants the best possible education for their children and I am delighted that here in North Tyneside we have such fantastic schools and high-quality services that we provide for children and young people.
Mrs Crerar added: “The children, staff and parents are really looking forward to moving to a purpose-built Backworth Park Primary School, which will provide so many enhanced learning opportunities, especially for sports and outdoor provision.”
Following a deferral for 1 year, due to delays to new housing developments, Metnor Construction of Killingworth has now been appointed by Northumberland Estates, to begin the construction phase of this exciting development.
Barry Spall, Development Planner from The Northumberland Estates said “We are delighted to be involved in the delivery of these much needed new primary school facilities at Backworth. We envisage the new school being at the heart of the local community as the new residential development planned for the area progresses.”
The new building is scheduled to open in September of 2018.