Work has begun on the expansion of Newport Girls’ High School with a sod-cutting ceremony.
Newport Girls High School have appointed Wolverhampton-based company Interclass to construct a new build extension.
The School is expanding into a rear courtyard with a new dining room and kitchen facility, which will serve the whole school community. On the second floor, a suite of mathematics classrooms, a state-of-the-art IT suite and a new university-style science laboratory will complete the extension.
The existing dining room will then be converted to a Drama Studio to enhance the Arts scene and performance opportunities at the School.
The building is being funded by the government’s Selective Schools Expansion Fund with the cost of furniture and equipment being met by the School through its own Primed For Success campaign.
Headteacher, Michael Scott commented: ‘Despite being one of the country’s smallest secondary schools with just over 600 girls on roll, NGHS is keen to offer greater opportunities to students from all backgrounds to access the outstanding education we have provided for over one hundred years. The expansion affords us the space to grow further and to offer the very best facilities in our new classrooms and a range of new catering options in our Dining Room!’
Managing Director, David Jones commented: “We are delighted to have begun work on the new extension for Newport Girls High School as we continue to add to our track record of providing outstanding educational facilities in the Midlands. Creating a legacy is fundamental to our approach at Interclass and once completed, the new building will provide a modern, first-class learning environment for many years to come.
“We are very much looking forward to working in partnership with the school and we are excited to see the building take shape over the coming months.”