Work underway on major £3.4 million project to expand Orchards Primary School in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 14:11 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:11 10 March 2015

Lee Collins and Nicola Parker show Steve Barclay the project.

Lee Collins and Nicola Parker show Steve Barclay the project.


A £3.4 million expansion is well underway at a school in Wisbech.

MP Steve Barclay was quizzed by pupils during his visit.MP Steve Barclay was quizzed by pupils during his visit.

Nine classrooms, extra office space and a central hall will be built at Orchards Primary School in time for the start of the new school year in September.

The new classrooms will allow three forms to continue through the school, which became a primary about 10 years ago. Since then, the main hall has been converted into a nursery.

Not all the classrooms will be needed straight away. One of the rooms will be rented by Oasis Nursery. Once the school has finished growing, it will have 630 pupils compared to the current 472.

MP Steve Barclay, who was given a tour of the school by head teacher Nicola Parker and pupils, gave the project his seal of approval.

He said: “It is fantastic to see such a major investment in one of our schools. The new building will be a great addition to the existing building and will enable the school to grow in an environment that is specially designed to meet their needs.”


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