Exciting changes at The Tynings

Published on: 01 Oct 2014

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IT’S been a new start in more ways than one at the rapidly-expanding Tynings School.

An extra classroom block was ready for the start of the term at the school, which now has space for 330 pupils in 11 classes.

The hall has been extended so it is now large enough to accommodate everyone for celebration assemblies as well as being home to an expanded breakfast club and a new after-school club.

Outdoor learning space for reception and infant children has increased and there is some new play equipment, chosen by the school council and funded by the parents’ association.

A new food technology room has also been created.

The building has photovoltaic cells on the roof and new roof insulation has been installed.

Head teacher Ashley Yates said: “We will have an opening ceremony later in the school year, once all the minor works have been carried out.”

The school is also awaiting some final works before it can open new entrances at Penny Lane and Station Road.

Children are delighted with the improved surroundings and are looking forward to the field being fully open again early next year.

They said: “There’s more space to move around and it’s really colourful;” “We’ve got a super learning environment!” “I can’t wait for the grass to grow back!”

Like other schools in England, all infant children are now able to have free school meals.

“It is really great to see so many pupils getting a healthy balanced, and filling, lunch,” said Mr Yates.

“There are many changes - we have new assessment procedures, a new curriculum, new buildings - but our caring, dedicated team’s focus on providing the best outcomes we can for our children, making learning exciting, and creating confident, happy children remain the same.”

Further information, including details of open days for reception children for 2015, can be found at www.thetynings.co.uk.

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