Welcome to our school development page. We will be updating the information on a regular basis; please do keep an eye on this page to monitor the progression of all the works.
It is exciting times for us all at St .Dominic’s Priory School; Work on our new site development has started and once completed in September 2019, we will be in the unprecedented and exciting position of being able to offer new modern teaching facilities on a consolidated and much-improved site. These new facilities will not only enrich and enhance the education and experiences of our current pupils and those who attend the school for many years to come, but will also allow us to expand our offering of two form entry, which will enable us to accommodate an additional 20 places for each year group within our senior school.
As a school, we are delighted to be working with architect Simon Smith of Wood, Goldstraw and Yorath, who has guided and worked with a number of educational establishments in the past, helping them to create amazing facilities to enhance their pupil's learnings.
New Teaching Block
Work will commence in July 2018 on the new replacement teaching accommodation at the rear of the school site, on the existing staff car park by the canal. Please see the architects plans, drawing and video to give you more of an insight.
This facility now accommodates the school's admin staff along with Mrs Harrison our Headteacher and our new Deputy Headteacher Mrs Hesp. Areas have also been designated to accommodate the library, after-school homework club, senior staff room, and sickbay.
Access to and from 37 Station Road will be from the rear, through the existing boundary between the property and the school grounds, which will deliver convenient access between the building and the remainder of the school and also avoid any increase to comings and goings at the front of the property.
School House Exterior
The house itself has had a new roof to compliment the fresh new look. The rear garden has been opened up at the back so it is now encompassed within the school site, the landscaping of the garden is scheduled to take place in a few weeks (watch this space for updated pictures)!
The library, which is situated at the front of the house, has had a major transformation. The dull room is now warm and cosy and a perfect home for our senior homework club. The library also has a bright and modern computer room on its lower level.
The porch of the house has been renovated to become our entrance hall and school office. The beautiful, Minton tiles in our hallway have been preserved and the stairs have been given a modern new look.
Admissions and Marketing Office
The first-floor office no longer houses the patterned curtains and décor. We have welcomed the new design of the grey and natural colour scheme throughout. The upstairs of the house also had to have new ceilings, which was not part of the initial specification but was essential to maintaining the structure of the property.
The extension to our existing visitors’ car park will also be taking place (Please see image below) … A new exit will be added and the car park doubled in size to facilitate both staff, visitor, and parents and ease the flow of traffic at busy times of the school day.