A £1.9 million project at Millthorpe to refurbish and extend areas of the school has been completed.
A new external covered dining area, the refurbishment and extension of the existing dining room, upgraded toilet blocks and refurbished teaching areas were all included in the scheme which took four months to complete.
Property group Eddisons, which works with multi academy trusts to secure government funding for improvement projects and sees them through to completion, carried out the work. Circulation was identified as being a major issue that was disrupting the school day and that was one of the main challenges, to reconfigure the way people travel around the entire school.
Headteacher, Gemma Greenhalgh said “Both staff and pupils are now enjoying the more orderly atmosphere and increased capacity to serve more people at lunchtimes. Some of the new, modern space we have created is multifunctional so that it can be used either as a dining room or as a teaching area, which has been particularly useful for maximising the space available.”
The £1.9 million refurbishment project was funded by City of York Council.