Earlview benefits from £400,000 makeover

Principal of Earlview Primary School, Mr Raymond Smyth pictured with P2 pupils Anna, Amy-Lee and Alex in the newly refurbished reception area. INNT 17-041-PSB
Principal of Earlview Primary School, Mr Raymond Smyth pictured with P2 pupils Anna, Amy-Lee and Alex in the newly refurbished reception area. INNT 17-041-PSB
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STAFF and pupils at Earlview Primary in New Mossley have welcomed the completion of a £400,000 improvement project at their school.

The North Eastern Education and Library Board-funded scheme, which started last November and finished on Friday, April 19, involved significant redevelopment work both inside and outside the school building.

“Our newly landscaped grounds lead into our extended and improved reception area,” explained Principal Raymond Smyth. “With our offices being extended, there are great facilities to meet and greet visitors, guests and children alike. If you walk though the school, you will notice the new floors and ceilings and also the bright, painted walls. We have three resource areas which all have new floors, ceilings, sinks and storage facilities.

“All our toilets have been renewed, with brightly coloured sanitary ware, including automatic taps and hand dryers. Our disabled facilities have also been improved, with a hygiene room and much better disabled access.”

Mr Smyth continued. “ It’s lovely. It’s a huge boost for everyone at the school and we are absolutely delighted with it.

“We are very pleased with the quality of the work. It matches in with the high quality of the building we have and makes it a much nicer working environment for everyone at the school as well.

“Add to this our increasing numbers, excellent results and inspection report, Earlview is a school on the rise.”

Mr Smyth and his staff are planning to hold an official opening of the new-look school building before the end of June.

For more information about Earlview Primary School log on to www.earlviewprimary.ik.org