Athelstan School in partnership with NYCC strategic planning and development team is moving into Phase 2 of the expansion and redevelopment programme. From September 2016 Sewell Construction will start the works which will take our school forward to create a large, modern primary school, purpose built for the curriculum of the 21st century.

NYCC and Sewell construction will undertake the project which is scheduled for completion in autumn 2017.


The Key works involved will be:

  • The creation of a new entrance from Low Street. This will provide drop and parking for families, new pedestrian access and improved site security reducing traffic flow on Rose Ave and Highfield villas
  • To provide new and improved green spaces and playground areas. The provision of new outdoor play facilities for our children
  • The building of a two storey extension which will accommodate up to 9  new classrooms
  • The remodelling of existing classrooms  and the addition of new group rooms and ICT and library facility7
  • The extension and refurbishment of the school hall to include new catering servery
  • The extension and refurbishment of the school kitchen
  • To create new office spaces purpose built  medical room and  a new reception

This project is in addition to the recently completed works undertaken by William Birch construction which involved:

  • The addition of the 2 Year Old Raindrops  Nursery room
  • The extension of the Puddles Nursery for 3 and 4 Year old children
  • An extension of the school hall to be used for PE, Drama and Music from September 2017
  • Improved Early Years play areas providing exciting, stimulating areas of learning for our young children.

pdfClick here to take a look at the plans and photographs of our exciting journey ahead.

For more information about the build you may contact the school on 01977 684037 and speak to either Miss Karen O’ Donnell (head teacher) Mrs Sue Thompson (School Business Manager).