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Joseph Clarke School moves into sparkling new buildings

The latest phase of redevelopment work finished last week when Joseph Clarke School took possession of its new reception area and classrooms from the building team.

The temporary reception is now a thing of the past, with a striking new reception area, leading up via a curving access ramp to a new corridor that leads to new classrooms and new library space, as well as a new staff room and administration areas.   

The new building features light and airy spaces and lifts for step-free accessibility as well as eco-friendly green roofs. "We're absolutely delighted with the work so far" says Isobel Cox, Joseph Clarke School's headteacher.  "There's no doubt that the environment plays a part in students' wellbeing and these bright, accessible buildings definitely offer a relaxed, pleasant place to learn"

Builders put the final touches to the reception area before the hand-over
Builders put the final touches to the reception area the week before the hand-over

 

Photo of the new curved access ramp
The new curved entrance ramp makes the building accessible. 

 

 

Green roofs area  feature of the new build
The new build features many green roofs.

 

The next stage

The Primary department has now moved into the new building and the the old primary classrooms across the front of the building have been boarded off, while they are completely refurbished. This is expected to take between 12-14 weeks.  Once completed, it will be Secondary's turn – which is expected to take a similar amount of time. 

The front of the school boarded up
The front of the school has been boarded off while the whole of the primary department is refurbished.

 

this bright, accessible building definitely offers a relaxed, pleasant place to learn.

—Isobel Cox

 

Take a walkthrough

We've filmed a little speeded-up walk-through of some of the new building so that you can get a feel for it.