Extra pupil places at primary school

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More city parents will now be able to send their children to Middleton Primary School, following the completion of a £4million extension project.

The number of pupil places at the school is expected to rise from 430 to 630 over the next few years now that the work by Wates Construction has been finished.

The extension includes a new staff moon, hall, kitchen and multi-use games area.

External landscaping and refurbishment of several classrooms inside the existing school building completed the project, which was started in July 2012.

Peter Whitmore, business unit director for Wates Construction, said: “There has been much speculation about an impending crisis in the shortage of places within the UK’s primary schools so it has been incredibly rewarding to be working with a school and council that is bucking the trend.

“We completed this 200-place extension at Middleton Primary in time for the new school term.

“The facilities will serve to positively impact the educational experience for the school’s teachers and young people.”