Barker's Lane

Works to extend and make alterations to Barker’s Lane school started in January and are really taking shape.

The extension will form a new nursery facility and increase classroom capacity to allow for an increase of pupils from 210 to 315.

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It is intended that the increase will see smaller class sizes currently at the school in addition to relieving the pressures on other English medium schools across the town centre.

The foundations for the new extension are finished, work has started on the steel frame and foundation walls have started going up ready for the floor to be put in place.

The school will have their Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) replaced which is making good progress and should be ready for the pupils very soon.

Barker’s Lane children really excited

Headteacher, Chris Harrison-Edwards, said: “The new facilities will provide a fantastic environment for learning for our youngest children as well as improving some areas within the current school building.

“Children deserve the very best opportunities and the enhanced provision will help us ensure this continues for the future. The development is exciting for both children and staff.

“The children have loved seeing some of the construction in action and are already enjoying one of their new play areas.”

Read Construction are undertaking the works and their site team are in daily contact with the school to discuss the works and to keep disruption to a minimum.

Richard Smart, Contract Manager with Read Construction, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Wrexham Council to deliver this extension scheme at Barker’s Lane school. Delivered through the North Wales Construction Partnership, we are committed to benefiting the local community throughout the project, whilst delivering a 21st century facility to the school.”

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said: “It’s great to see new and upgraded school facilities like this being available for pupils and staff in our schools.

“Our young people deserve modern environments in which to learn which will help them achieve their full potential. Many thanks to everyone involved in this work and I look forward to visiting the school in the very near future.”

The works are funded by the Class Size Reduction Grant and Wrexham Council.

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