Pupils and staff at the Holden Clough Primary school in Ashton will will be moving into their brand new state of the art school building when the new term starts in September.
The school is one of four being rebuilt following Tameside Council’s successful bid for funding to the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme, which aims to replace schools across the country that are in need of significant work to make them fit for purpose for future years.
The other three local primary schools to receive investment from the programme are Flowery Field, Hyde; Silver Springs, Stalybridge; and Broadoak, Ashton.
The £4 million new building will provide a modern learning environment aswell as increasing the capacity of the school from 210 to 420 pupils aged four to 11 plus a 52 place nursery to meet growing demand for places.
A spokesman from Tameside Council said:
“The replacement Holden Clough Primary School has been a priority for the Council for many years and I’m delighted that our successful bid for funding means that children, staff and the community will start the new school year in a brand new building.
“I am also pleased that we have been able to increase the capacity of the new school, so that more local children can be offered a place in order to meet increasing demand in the Ashton area. The Council has pledged to do all it can to improve school facilities to give young people the best start in life possible and I am glad that we have been able to continue our investment plans despite cuts in funding".