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New Building: Our Fantastic Future

At West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School we are dedicated to developing children's skills and values for lifelong learning and the school has been heavily involved in designing our new building which is planned to open in Spring 2019. The plans also include a new permanent building for King’s School, currently located in Portslade.   The construction will occur in one phase and the existing buildings demolished once the school moves into the new building, minimising any disruption to the school and pupils 

At West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School we have outstanding teachers, strong and experienced support staff and will now soon have first rate facilities to match!

The new building will feature;

  • A dedicated and sound proofed music practice room
  • Music practice room for instrumental lessons
  • Specialist cookery teaching room
  • Larger and better equipped ICT suite
  • Early years and key stage 1 library
  • Key stage 2 library
  • Sports hall
  • PE changing rooms
  • Meeting room
  • Much loved wildlife garden is retained

Rachel Simmonds, Executive Headteacher, said “I am delighted with the planning committee's decision. I am very proud of our school community and its achievements.  The new build will enable us to be at the forefront in providing the highest quality education and opportunities for both pupils and the wider community”.

The new building will enable the school to be truly inclusive, with all year groups (including the nursery and ASC unit) housed under the same roof.   The modern and efficient building has been designed to inspire and instil pride across the whole school community and will empower the school to deliver the highest quality of education in a stimulating environment for many generations to come.

Philip Worsfold, chair of the school’s governing body, said: “The new building means state of the art facilities for current and future pupils at West Blatchington to help them thrive. It is a very exciting moment for the whole school community.”

The development of the school site will bring enormous opportunities for the school to further strengthen its role within the community.  The plans have been carefully designed to offer opportunities for community usage and rental of the school facilities.