Derby High School, New Kindergarten, Derby


Derby High School, New Kindergarten

The  new  two  storey  building  containing  eight  classrooms  and  a  hall  also  has additional outdoor learning space and houses primary pupils from pre-school to Year Two.

The project commenced in April 2015 and the steelwork went up straight after the school broke up for the summer holidays in July. The project was completed on time ready for the move in before the end of  January. The actual works comprised the design and construction of a new build 2FE Reception and Infant building over two storeys to provide 840m2 of teaching space together with associated external  works to maximise available playground area with wet pour, resin bound rubber surface, hard landscaping at the entrance for parent collection and soft landscaping via planted areas. The project also involved the demolition of the existing Kindergarten housed in the 1920’s building known as Southlands, to be completed upon completion of the new housing.

The building works were utilised by the school to learn more about the construction process. Involved from the very start, the children helped to dig out the first few shovels of mud, made their own hanging baskets for the site office wall out of donated hard hats and also took part in a ‘name the digger’ competition, organised by John Dawson the Site Manager. The winning entries were:

Lucky, Diggersaurus Rex and Wreckit Ralph.

““We have been fortunate to have an outstanding team working on this building from the start and the quality of this new facility is outstanding as a result”. ”

- Denise Gould - Head Teacher, Derby High School