A new classroom and updated facilities have been officially opened at Farmborough Church of England Primary School. Bath & North East Somerset Council has invested £775,000 in extensive works which include the new classroom, refurbishment of two existing classrooms, hall storage, plant room, new gas heating system and window replacement.

The new classroom and facilities will allow the school to meet growing demand for places in the area and increase its capacity to 175 pupils. Darren Roberts, Headteacher, said, “We are extremely pleased to have had such significant and timely investment in our school as we grow and meet the needs of our community, which stretches beyond our village and includes a number of new house building developments. I am grateful to everyone involved – the BANES team, BBA and Mealings – for completing this fantastic project and being a pleasure to work with.

“I would also like to praise our previous Headteacher Anne Hewett for all of her initial hard work and our fantastic staff team, governors, children and families for their support and patience throughout – it was all certainly well worth waiting for.”

The project was funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council and managed by Project Delivery in association with the Schools Capital and Organisation Team within the Council’s People and Communities Directorate.

The building was designed by BBA Architects and the main contractor was H Mealing and Sons.

Farmborough Church of England Primary School is a popular village school and has an Outstanding Ofsted rating.