Video: Nottingham High School £5m extension project underway

The Summer Holidays are proving to be a very busy time for Nottingham High School. Their ambitious extension project is progressing with the development of a £5 million two-storey extension to the Nottingham High Junior School.

Throughout this project, it is estimated that there will be 18,900 working hours. The concrete for the foundation works are 487m3 (approximately 82 lorry loads). The underground drainage pipe is an extensive 504 metres and the steel frame structure weighs approximately 80 tonnes.

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The aggregate for forming footpaths and play areas in the new playground area weigh an impressive 2,000 tonnes. The facing bricks required come in at 31,000no and retaining wall bricks to the playground area are 2806no.

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Clare Bruce, Head of Nottingham High Infant & Junior School expressed her excitement at this expansion of the Junior School,  “our school is growing as a result of the very successful move to co-education and our success in being placed 8th nationally in this year’s Sunday Times Parent Power survey.  These new facilities will enhance our already excellent teaching and provide opportunities for even more children in the future.”

The completion of the new Junior School extension and the addition of a new Reception class will help to meet the increased demand for places at Nottingham High School since becoming co-educational and welcoming female students in 2015.

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The Junior School extension work will be complete by spring 2018. www.nottinghamhigh.co.uk/infant-and-junior-school/junior-school-extension

The next opportunity to see the school in action will be the School’s Open Morning on Saturday 23rd September www.nottinghamhigh.co.uk/admissions/open-days-taster-days

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