Pupils benefit from Corby school’s £1.8m revamp

Pupils show off their new Apple tablets
Pupils show off their new Apple tablets

Pupils at Our Lady’s Primary School in Corby are benefitting from its £1.8m revamp.

The scheme included a new Little Learners nursery building, with a range of play and learning spaces, sensory rooms, two external play areas and a wildlife garden.

In addition, the arrival, entrance and external learning areas to the school have been upgraded with new paving, parking, lighting, signs and fencing.

New classrooms have been created to cater for rising pupil numbers, with new laptop computers, tablets and interactive whiteboards. The scheme has also included a complete refit of all the toilet and hall areas within the school and nursery, along with new staff, parent and community facilities.

Acting headteacher, Rachael Bryne, said: “As our school is continually growing in pupil numbers it is brilliant that we now have the facilities to cater for these children.

“The improvement to the buildings, as well as the ICT technology, that we have invested in will really help to improve and develop the way that we teach our children both now and into the future. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the project, as it has made our school an even brighter and vibrant place to learn.”

Tom Lyons, partner at GSSArchitecture and diocesan architect said: “The developments at Our Lady’s Primary School have created a brightly coloured nursery that has a range of exciting and flexible learning spaces.

“The significant investment in Our Lady’s represents a real vote of confidence in what is a very popular and successful school. With an existing reputation for being a very happy, friendly environment, these developments have now created modern, flexible school buildings and site, with state-of-the-art learning spaces and IT provision.”