A Salford primary school which received a modern, fit-for-purpose new building through the government’s flagship rebuilding programme was officially re-opened on 25 September 2015.
Mesne Lea Primary School is one of 40 schools in the North West to be rebuilt through the £4.4 billion priority school building programme (PSBP), which is transforming some of the most run-down schools in the country.
As a result of £3.9 million worth of construction, the school’s old buildings have been replaced with a brand new two-storey facility, including additional classrooms and a large multi-purpose hall. The building also benefits from modern insulation to protect against outside noise, allowing pupils to enjoy a quiet learning environment.
Mesne Lea headteacher Julie Finlay said: "The pupils and staff are really excited to be starting the new school year in our fantastic new building. We have additional classrooms, a much improved IT infrastructure, a far superior dining hall and a studio, and all of this in a building with amazing sound insulation, which allows children to learn in a calming environment."
John Godfrey divisional director of Interserve, said: "Congratulations to the team for handing over the project on time, setting a high standard for the future schools that we are delivering in the North West. It’s great to see the school in use with a delighted head teacher, staff and pupils."
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