Cabinet Member for Education, Skills & Employment, Cllr Erica Williams, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Cllr Ben Burton and local councillors recently visited the site to view the progress of the development.
Cllr Williams commented: ‘It’s excellent to see the construction of the new school building for Frenchay Primary School well underway. We have been planning this project for some time and I am delighted to see the building take shape. Our number one priority is to give every young person in South Gloucestershire the best start in life and this significant investment will provide local children with an improved learning environment in which they can achieve their full potential.’
Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Cllr Ben Burton said: ‘It’s great to see our plans for a bigger and more environmentally-conscious primary school in Frenchay come to fruition. The work on site is progressing very quickly, with the developer already making significant ground in a short space of time. The new building has been designed to Passivhaus standards, which will not only make the school one of the most energy efficient in South Gloucestershire, but also supports our Climate Emergency goals. This is a multimillion-pound investment demonstrating our commitment to deliver important infrastructure for local families in the Frenchay area.’
Katherine Marks, Headteacher at Frenchay CofE Primary School, said: ‘Every member of our community is very excited about the move to the new school building. It will offer us so much space to extend our curriculum and learning opportunities. The children will have the chance to learn about the Passivhaus standard as part of their global topics each year. This will provide not only first-hand experiences but also unique opportunities.’