The Ground Breaking Ceremony
It was great to have a couple of pupils from Warninglid Primary School join us as we celebrated the start of building the new £4 million Woodgate Primary School. Warninglid students will be amongst the first to attend Woodgate Primary School, when it opens for the 2021 school year.
Brand New Facilities
The new-build 210-pupil school at Pease Pottage in West Sussex will offer five state-of-the-art classrooms and early years nursery provision, a 18m2 main hall, library, multifunctional space and a special educational needs room.
Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham Group, said:
"We have sought to fund and deliver Woodgate Primary School at an early stage of the development. This is because the school will play such a crucial role in inspiring a thriving new community.
We are grateful to everyone who has played their part in offering feedback and helping us to design a school to make West Sussex proud."
Jeremy Quin, Member of Parliament for Horsham said:
"I was delighted to hear about the new school and see where it will be provided. Schools in our area are rightly well regarded and I am sure this school will be a great asset for the community. I am very much looking forward to the school being open to pupils."
Cllr Nigel Jupp, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, West Sussex County Council, said:
"This is a significant milestone in the building of an excellent new facility for pupils, including those relocating from Warninglid Primary School.
Woodgate Primary School is an important part of our Schools Effectiveness Strategy, which aims to give children and young people the best start in life. I look forward to seeing the first pupils welcomed into the new classrooms when they open next year."
Stephen Lodge, Executive Director for Development and Strategic Asset Management at Radian Group said:
"It’s great to be building a school that will offer so much for local children and give them access to state of the art facilities. By building the school first we will have the foundations for the heart of a new community"
A Significant Day for the Woodgate Development
Thank you to MP for Horsham, Jeremy Quin and Nigel Jupp, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, West Sussex County Council who kindly joined a us on what was a great occassion.