Buxhall Farm Primary School
The Mick George Group on behalf of Acrabuild Ltd are set to kick-start a £16m project being led by RG Carter Construction Ltd, that has recently been given the go-ahead in Histon to enhance the existing education facilities.
The infant and junior schools in Histon and Impington will both be enlarged to meet growing demand, amid increased pressure for school places across the Cambridge region which has resulted in some within the catchment area being unable to secure a reception place at the infant school.
One village school will be rebuilt, and another significantly expanded, as part of the multi-million-pound scheme approved by Cambridgeshire County Council.
Plans will see Histon and Impington Infant and Junior Schools enlarged to full primary level, supporting a total of 1,050 pupils.
The junior school will remain on its current site, but expand to a two-form entry school, capable of accommodating 630 pupils, aged 4 to 11.
Simultaneously, the infant school, which is currently based on New School Road, will be relocated to a larger, new greenbelt site on Buxhall Farm and will also take pupils aged 4 to 11 over a two-form entry, accommodating 420 pupils.
A new two-storey 52-place pre-school will form part of the programme, consisting of 12 classroom, multiple halls, library, allotment areas, as well as sports and playing facilities.
Both schools are run by the Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET), who envisage that the changes will relieve pressure from the current junior school, which is currently hosting Year Two pupils from the infant school in temporary mobile classrooms due to the lack of capacity.
Michael George, Managing Director at the Mick George Group commented: ‘’Any project that is designed to improve learning and development for youngsters is one we’re always pleased to play a role in.’’
George continued: ‘’Having completed various contracting provisions at similar education facilities historically, we recognise the complexity and challenges of operating in such environments, ensuring we deliver to the usual high-standards with minimal disruption.’’