Multi-million pound investment for school
THE Cotswold School is set to embark on a £2.3 million building programme over July and August.
It is the most ambitious multi-programme project since the school was established on the grounds of Bourton Vale Secondary Modern in 1988.
School spokesman Helen Monteith said: "It will be a summer that will go down in the school's history."
Work includes a new mathematics block, dining room extension, and installation of cashless catering.
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Four old maths rooms will be demolished and replaced with an enlarged canopied outdoor space, and the school's new 10-room maths block will be completed in time for the September term.
A new mezzanine floor will be built in the school hall to provide 100 more seats for assemblies, concerts and shows for school and community.
The dining room will gain a desperately-needed extension and a new cold servery and salad bar. And cashless catering and on-line payment is being introduced.
A new state-of-the-art commercial-style food technology room is also being installed in the centre of the school.
This will help expand the curriculum into hospitality and catering fields and also offer community cooking and life skill classes.
Overseeing the project – managing its budget and co-ordinating contractors – will be school business manager Val Turner. It will be in safe hands as she has just been shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement School Award, for staff who make an outstanding contribution.
"To make something like this happen requires an enormous amount of team effort," she said.
"It involves bringing together the skills and expertise of our own premises staff and IT team, building consultants Astam and their excellent contractors and all our suppliers. It also requires getting the support and back-up from our school governors, our principal and the cooperation of all the school."
Principal Will Morgan said: "The lynch pin in the building programme is Val Turner.
"Her title is all encompassing. Our extraordinary finance team would be nothing were it not for a truly exceptional individual at its helm.
"Val always leads by example."