New Build Update!
We would like to provide parents with a further update on the current state of building works at Hillcrest.
The previous statement relating to the new Reception pupils not being able to start school until Monday 9th September remains.
The final stages of the building works have been to complete the new Reception classrooms towards the front of the school. However, it was not until the contractors removed the roof, in preparation for putting the new one on, that a structural issue was identified. This structural issue needed rectifying for the stability and security of the new classrooms, but unfortunately this has delayed the progress of the planned works.
With this delay coming so late in the programme of works, despite some days being clawed back by Morgan Sindall to prevent the delay to the opening being even later, there has not been enough time to allow the classrooms to complete in time for the 4th September.
The school has been assured by both the contractors and the local authority officers overseeing the construction works, that this issue could not have been foreseen until after the removal of the old roof. Unfortunately, there is nothing the school can do to speed up the progress of the works as we are in the hands of the construction team.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to those parents with children due to start school for the first time in September, but ultimately look forward to welcoming them to the Hillcrest family as soon as possible and in our smart new facilities.
Any further news will be posted on the school website.
We hope you have a lovely summer.