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Derby children celebrate opening of new school building

Carlyle Infant and Nursery School gets a new start with priority school building programme

Posted by Stephanie Broad | January 18, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

Pupils and staff at a Derby infant and nursery school have celebrated the official opening of their new building created through the government’s flagship rebuilding programme. 

Carlyle Infant and Nursery School is 1 of 7 schools in Derby to be rebuilt through the £4.4 billion priority school building programme (PSBP).

As a result of £2.8 million of construction work, the school’s old buildings have been replaced with a single-storey insulated timber structure, which features modern heating, lighting and ventilation systems to ensure excellent energy efficiency.

To mark the re-opening, a plaque was unveiled and a time capsule buried at the school.

Laura Besenzi, Headteacher of Carlyle Infant and Nursery School, said: “As a school, we feel particularly fortunate to access this funding to enable the children and families in Littleover to access a great new building. At Carlyle Infant and Nursery School we are now more able to support our lifelong learners through enabling our community to develop its own learning and engagement together.

We have already spent some time benefiting from this new base and growing in our learning across the community. The school looks forward to sharing the building with the local community through other providers who can gain reward from the government’s scheme of new builds.”


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