We are delighted to have recently finished construction on the new 2-form entry primary school and nursery in Mindenhurst. We look forward to the school opening and becoming a community hub and focal point in the area.
The central location was chosen to ensure connectivity with the walking and cycling routes throughout the village.
The primary school can accommodate 420 pupils which will meet the growing demand of the existing and new community. The primary school has 14 classrooms all with adjoining bathrooms and includes all relevant facilities such as: two halls, a music room, modern kitchen, student cookery room, library, medical bay, and staff room. Outside there are: two multi games pitches, a hard play area and running track, a habitat area with 143 trees and over 3000 shrubs, and 2 bicycle stores. The nursery will provide spaces for 52 children offering, full day care facilities, with an external play area separate to the primary school.
Now that construction has been completed, we will be handing the school building over to Surrey County Council. Surrey County Council confirmed that they are committed to opening the primary school and are working to establish an academy trust to run the school. As a new school they need to ensure there are enough pupils to make it viable and will therefore only open once there are additional new homes built on the development. They explained that opening a new school too early would have a significant impact on other local schools and the Council is trying to avoid this happening so that existing schools remain sustainable. The Council is working with other local schools to ensure that a primary school at Mindenhurst is opened to the benefit of residents in the local area and the wider community.