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Thurston Partnership Update
11th March 2014
Work begins on £1m upgrade of Thurston campus
We are delighted that work began on the Thurston campus on time on 3rd March.
Already, the practical rooms that we are creating to teach our additional 600 students have been stripped out. Mechanical and electrical installation work has begun and before long we hope that they will be refitted as an additional science laboratory, catering room and design and technology workshop. At the same time, work has begun to transform a classroom into 3 additional music practice rooms and an IT room has been relocated to free up space to extend the dining hall. At the moment, everything is on track to finish the majority of the work before exams start in May. If you want to look in more detail at our plans for the Thurston site, have a look a the plan here: Thurston.
As you know, from September our sixth form will be housed at our new Beyton campus. this excellent building will be refurbished and upgraded to provide a superb centre for the Thurston Community College Sixth Form. Our plan is to make sure this has a more adult feel with plenty of private study space, an all-day café and facilities that are fully equipped to provide first class A-level teaching. Take a look at the plans here: Beyton.
Final primary school development completed
Most of the Thurston Partnership primary schools completed all their building work needed to accommodate their Year 5 and Year 6 pupils last summer. But Rougham CEVC Primary School has continued to be a building site because of particular difficulties in planning for its new hall. The school was thrilled to finally take possession of its new building in early March. It is a fantastic addition to the school and well worth the wait. All Thurston Partnership schools are very grateful for the support they have received from the local authority in seeing through their developments.