£1million to build new classrooms at Taunton's Holy Trinity School

Somerset County Gazette: £1million to build new classrooms at Taunton's Holy Trinity School £1million to build new classrooms at Taunton's Holy Trinity School

MORE parents will be sending their children to Taunton’s Holy Trinity Primary School following a £1million expansion.

Four new classrooms are being built at Holy Trinity Primary School, in Taunton, to help tackle a shortage of primary school places in the town.

The project, which also includes remodelling an existing building to accommodate a nursery, will provide space for an extra 120 pupils, taking the overall capacity up to 420 taught in 14 classrooms.

It will result in two classes for each age group, with no more mixed-age classes, while the annual intake of reception pupils will rise from 42 to 60.

A turf cutting ceremony was carried out this morning (Wednesday, May 14) and work is due to be completed before the end of this year.

Head teacher Nigel Bright said: “This is an exciting time for Holy Trinity.

“It will enable more children in our community to benefit from the high quality learning opportunities that are available at the school.

“I am pleased that we could work closely with the local authority on the increased provision of school places.”

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Somerset County Council cabinet member for schools and achievement, said: “I am delighted that Somerset County Council is able to invest in Holy Trinity Primary School. It is a very exciting project and I look forward to seeing its completion as soon as possible.”

Holy Trinity will be the fourth primary school in Taunton with a 420-pupil capacity.

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1:00pm Wed 14 May 14

carcat99 says...

Thats another 120 cars to park on my street every day, thank you for consulting the neighbours. Its already hell twice a day .
Thats another 120 cars to park on my street every day, thank you for consulting the neighbours. Its already hell twice a day . carcat99
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1:52pm Wed 14 May 14

Slow down! says...

Build some new schools!
Build some new schools! Slow down!
  • Score: 7

7:43pm Wed 14 May 14

boliston says...

carcat99 wrote:
Thats another 120 cars to park on my street every day, thank you for consulting the neighbours. Its already hell twice a day .
Living in a street does not give you any extra "rights" over other people when it comes to parking I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]carcat99[/bold] wrote: Thats another 120 cars to park on my street every day, thank you for consulting the neighbours. Its already hell twice a day .[/p][/quote]Living in a street does not give you any extra "rights" over other people when it comes to parking I'm afraid. boliston
  • Score: 1

5:30am Thu 15 May 14

carcat99 says...

It is when the council refused residents permit parking on the grounds that we were an ideal drop off point for the school.then everyone started to use it when they stop parking outside the school. Drivers just presume they have the right to park anywhere.
It is when the council refused residents permit parking on the grounds that we were an ideal drop off point for the school.then everyone started to use it when they stop parking outside the school. Drivers just presume they have the right to park anywhere. carcat99
  • Score: 1

2:02pm Thu 15 May 14

GoingGreen says...

If only those who didn't need to jump in the car to drop off the kids would use foot or pedal power. Unfortunately they are too busy complaining about the traffic they are sat in! Oh the irony.
If only those who didn't need to jump in the car to drop off the kids would use foot or pedal power. Unfortunately they are too busy complaining about the traffic they are sat in! Oh the irony. GoingGreen
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Thu 15 May 14

Slow down! says...

If only local kids got into this school and not ones who need to be dropped off by car in the first place!
If only local kids got into this school and not ones who need to be dropped off by car in the first place! Slow down!
  • Score: 3

5:06pm Thu 15 May 14

GoingGreen says...

All from out of town? Hardly!
All from out of town? Hardly! GoingGreen
  • Score: 4

7:44am Fri 16 May 14

boliston says...

Slow down! wrote:
If only local kids got into this school and not ones who need to be dropped off by car in the first place!
Kids are not expected to walk more than 100 yards to school these days
[quote][p][bold]Slow down![/bold] wrote: If only local kids got into this school and not ones who need to be dropped off by car in the first place![/p][/quote]Kids are not expected to walk more than 100 yards to school these days boliston
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11:57am Fri 16 May 14

Slow down! says...

I'll never understand why we don't do what the americans do and have proper school buses that pick the kids up from their homes.

Think of the cars that would be off the roads during rush hour!
I'll never understand why we don't do what the americans do and have proper school buses that pick the kids up from their homes. Think of the cars that would be off the roads during rush hour! Slow down!
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