£300,000 extension to Redditch school means more places for pupils - The Redditch Standard

£300,000 extension to Redditch school means more places for pupils

Redditch Editorial 26th May, 2021   0

LOCAL MP Rachel Maclean was on hand as staff and supporters of Pitcheroak School unveiled their new extended school house.

Close to £300,000 has been invested in the school to provide additional places and to improve the accommodation.

The former school house has been extended, reconfigured and refurbished to create additional teaching capacity to the main school.

The ground floor provides an additional teaching space for children with special educational needs (SEND) and also includes associated support spaces.




On the first floor, there is a staff area and office space. Work also included the creation of an accessible outdoor play area and an alternative provision work experience facility for post 16 students with SEND.

Worcestershire County Council, which funded the project, worked directly with the school to ensure the project was delivered and suitable for the intended provision.


“Having visited Pitcheroak, I know it is a superb school and provides a first class education for children and young people with special educational needs,” said Mrs Maclean.

“It’s fantastic to see Government investment is improving the school’s facilities and enabled more places for pupils to be created.

“This will ensure more children and young people with special educational needs can continue to reach their full potential.”

Councillor Marcus Hart, the county’s cabinet member for education added: “Improving educational provision for children and young people with special educational needs in Worcestershire has been a priority for us.

“The renovations at Pitcheroak has allowed additional places and facilities for students to be created as well as developing the existing accommodation.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how the new facilities here at Pitcheroak help students to go on and achieve their full potential.”

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