Two primary schools to be expanded

Two popular Liverpool primary schools are to be expanded.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet has granted approval for a four classroom extension and at St Cleopas Church of England School in Dingle, where four existing classrooms will also be refurvished, the school hall enlarged and more administration space created.

At Christ the King RC Primary in Childwall, a three classroom extension will be built, two existing reception classrooms will be extended and a new library built.

Councillor Nick Small, Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills said: “Liverpool’s primary schools are going from strength to strength with 80% of all our primaries rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. These expansion projects are a vote of confidence in our primary schools.”

Kier Construction will carry out the work, which will cost £3.6 million, and they have agreed that 65 percent of the budget will be spent with Liverpool firms, and 85 percent with those in the City Region. They have also committed to working with the City Council’s in-house employment team Liverpool in Work to recruit local apprentices on the job.

The expansions are in addition to three other primary school expansion projects now currently being delivered at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Smithdown Community Primary School – both in Edge Hill, and Dovedale Community Primary School in Mossley Hill.