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Client

Send Church of England Primary School

Building Use

Primary Education

Project Duration

7 months

Procurement Method

Buy

Why buy from Portakabin

Project Features

  • Two form entry primary school
  • Delivered and installed during the school holidays to prevent disruption to teaching
  • Classrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow natural light
  • Kitchen
  • Double height multi-use sports and dining hal
  • Offices
  • Staff room
  1. The Requirements

    As part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme, which rebuilds or refurbishes schools in the worst conditions, two schools merged to form the new Send Church of England Primary School. This was the third of six primary schools to be delivered in the £28 million Surrey and Kent batch awarded to Portakabin by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The new school would provide enough space for 240 pupils aged from three to 11.

  2. The Solution

    Floor-to-ceiling windows in the classrooms allow lots of natural light and an outlook onto green space. The hall can now accommodate the whole school, which means the older pupils can help the younger children during mealtimes.

    Richard Crosby, Project Director at Blacc Consulting representing the ESFA said: “The Send Primary School project has successfully demonstrated how off-site construction can radically reduce time on site. Less time on site means improved health and safety, and is far less disruptive to teaching. Achieving this is a priority for the ESFA. It was great to see such passion to deliver a successful scheme for the teachers and children."

To have a brand new primary school for the local community is just amazing. The Portakabin team was superb – easy to work with, fun and very sensitive to the needs of the school. The finish is beautiful and the children are particularly delighted to have their own toilets for each year group – and proper toilets rather than cubicles.

Susan Sayers, Head Teacher, Send Church of England Primary School

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