Wexham School extension
Wexham School students have been enjoying their new classrooms and library facilities in a large new build addition to the school.
The new teaching block has been named the Woodside Building (pictured below) and the new library, resource centre and sixth form named the Orchard Library.
The work at Wexham School is part of the council’s ambitious school places programme – a multi-million pound investment in primary and secondary school buildings, extensions and new schools – to provide enough places for Slough’s current and future young people.
The Wexham School expansion includes the new 3,000 square metre three storey Woodside Building that houses 29 new classrooms for English, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Humanities and Languages, three of which have dedicated ICT facilities. The Woodside Building also provides staff workrooms, group rooms, a new student reception and welfare facilities, a new library and a sixth form study centre.
The existing library has been converted into two new science laboratories and external landscaped areas will be provided, along with a new staff car park, and improvements to the local highway to complete the site.
Lawrence Smith, headteacher at Wexham School, said: “We couldn’t be happier with our school’s new facilities. Our new state-of-the-art teaching spaces will be instrumental in helping us build on this year’s ‘Good’ Ofsted report.”
Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, cabinet member for education and children, added: “We are committed to providing high quality learning environments and improved teaching spaces for both current and future students.
“The outstanding learning environments we’ve built at Wexham School will serve to help our young people get the best start in life and we couldn’t be more pleased to see them in use.”
The Wexham School expansion project is being undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.
Andy Howell, SUR general manager, said: “It has been a pleasure working with the school on the construction project and creating wider educational benefits such as the BTEC Level 1 course.”