Back to School for Kier Stoke
Published by CarysSamuel for Kier Services in Education and also in Communities
Kier employees at the school
Following the first successful phase of refurbishment at Sandon Primary School in Meir, Kier Stoke is now embarking on a second stage of work to further improve the school’s facilities.
Stage two of the refurbishment project will include extensive works to the school’s Chances Care Centre, a specialist area for children with behavioural problems which prepares them for reintroduction to the classroom, as well as improvements to the school hall, deputy head’s office and pupil toilets.
The school is already benefitting from an improved working environment following an initial refurbishment plan completed by Kier Stoke in the summer of 2012, and this next phase of work will further boost facilities for both staff and the school’s 300 pupils.
Local subcontractors will work alongside Kier Stoke on the three-month project, which will not only improve the school’s aesthetics but will more importantly reduce maintenance and running costs.
Sandon Primary School assistant head teacher, Lizzie Kiddle, said: “It was great to see our pupils and staff return to a much-improved school environment after the summer break, so I can’t wait to see the results of stage two.
“Kier Stoke delivered above and beyond on phase one of the project and it’s testament to the team’s hard work that we are welcoming them back again. The children are very excited to see the refurbishment in action and we’re all looking forward to springtime when we’ll not only have brighter weather but a modernised school too!”
Kier Stoke public buildings manager, Scott Greathead, said: “Following Kier Stoke’s work in the summer, we were pleased to be asked to complete further refurbishments on the school. This next stage of work will see the staff and pupils benefit in a number of ways, including quality of environment and reduced running costs.”