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Jul 17, 2020

Improving learning environments in Kidsgrove


The Kidsgrove Secondary School is undergoing a refurbishment thanks to the support of Shaw Education Trust.

Numerous areas of the school are receiving a makeover with the aim of further developing the school’s high-quality learning environment.

School Principal Karen Mitchell commented: “Generations of people from the local community have been proud to have been a part of our school since it was built in 1960.

“The school building has always been much-loved and cared for; however, it can’t be denied that it would benefit from a fresh new look in order to further enhance learning experiences.”

Following an investment of more than half a million pounds from Shaw Education Trust, classrooms and corridors are currently being redecorated to make them brighter and lighter; enhancing the creative and motivational learning environment fostered at the school.

Significant improvements are also taking place to the changing rooms, toilets, reception and foyer area, ready for use in the new academic year.

Mrs Mitchell continued: “These refurbishments are just one of the many steps we are taking to enhance the opportunities available to our students.

“They will benefit from a significant upgrading to our facilities in the technology teaching areas, with the second phase of work beginning in Autumn 2020. We are all excited to see how the school continues to progress.”

Commenting on behalf of Shaw Education Trust, Director of Estates, Health & Safety and Compliance, Peter Potts said: “The fact that floors that were laid decades ago continue to shine and sparkle, speaks volumes about the hard work and dedication of staff, as well as respectful attitude of students at the school.

“While it would be easy to overlook the need for investment due to this, we believe that our students and staff deserve the highest quality learning environment and a building that they can continue to be proud of.”

For more information about Kidsgrove Secondary School’s refurbishment plans, join the school on social media at: @KidsgroveSS on Twitter and @KidsgroveSecondary on Facebook.