Mayfield Primary extension work begins

Date published: 18 March 2020

Mayfield Primary School is extending to two forms of entry.

The Derker school, part of the Cranmer Education Trust, are starting building works to double the number of pupils on roll. 

It's extending to two forms of entry.

Pupils from the school (Labayka Khan – Y6, Zak Johnson – Y6,  Amelie Jones – Rec, Amari Brown – Y2 and Maisy Lester – Y4) joined Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, and Tim Mitchell, Vice Chair of Trustees, who formally opened the start of the building work project this week.

Mr Couper-Barton, Headteacher of the popular and Ofsted Good primary school, said “I am feeling very positive and excited about the plans to develop Mayfield into a two-form entry school.

"Our school is very popular and currently over-subscribed, and the additional places will be welcome in the community.

"Staff here will be working extremely hard to ensure that our high standards continue, and that Mayfield will continue to raise the bar in serving our pupils and families.”

The build will create an additional 30 pupil places in reception, starting in September 2020.

The extension will provide eight classrooms in a new two storey block with extensions to dining and hall facilities and extended nursery facilities.

Chair of Trustees Janet Gregory, Barrister at Law, said: “Our trustees have been working very hard to ensure that the highest standards of leadership and governance are in place to deliver high-quality teaching and learning.

"The £3.3m investment by the local authority for the growth of our school is testament to the hard work that has, and is, making Mayfield so good.”

The building works will be carried out by Parkinsons, a local firm experienced in extending school properties and delivering outstanding projects with the highest standards of safety and security.

Julie Hollis, CEO of the Cranmer Education Trust (who also run the Blue Coat School, East Crompton St George’s Primary School, the Manchester Nexus SCITT and the Northern Alliance Teaching School), said: “The new building will provide excellent teaching spaces with quality facilities which the children in this community deserve.

"I have great confidence that Mayfield will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Cllr Fielding said: “Oldham Council is delighted to have supported Mayfield with a £3.3 million investment for this much-needed extension.

“We are committed to ensuring children are given the best possible start in life and every child gets educated in a modern environment.

“We look forward to seeing the project take shape and the new pupils take their places later this year."

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