WOLVERHAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL SUBMITS PLANS TO BUILD A NEW INFANT SCHOOL

A Planning Application has now been submitted to Wolverhampton City Council to build a new, purpose-built, co-educational Infant School within the existing Wolverhampton Grammar School campus.

The proposed new eco-friendly Infant School will offer state-of-the-art facilities in a multi-million pound new development. If successful, the proposed new School will offer:

  • Small teacher:pupil ratio. Every child will benefit from a personalised level of attention from the very beginning, with highly motivated, dedicated teaching and specialist support staff
  • Spacious, colourful classrooms filled with natural light from floor to ceiling
  • Large 180m2 sports and assembly hall with staging for theatre and School productions
  • Innovative learning spaces with touchscreen display technology in every classroom and a dedicated Library
  • A unique, two storey curved design building created to bring in as much natural light as possible framed by wooden pillars with an overhanging roof providing natural shade
  • Entirely self-contained within Wolverhampton Grammar School’s own grounds
  • Dedicated access road, secure parking and a new playground and outdoor forest schools play and learning area
  • Purpose built science laboratory and design & technology classroom
  • Catering by a dedicated Head Chef from our award winning catering partner Holroyd Howe providing school meals and snacks, as well as hospitality catering for School events
  • Dedicated spaces for group cooking activities, music lessons and learning support
  • Shared teaching spaces offering flexible areas for children to learn, play and develop
  • Natural ventilation throughout the building to ensure the highest standards of energy efficiency
  • Rainwater capture technology to support the irrigation of our surrounding gardens and green spaces
  • A new 3G mini-soccer and rugby pitch available for community use
  • A new mini flat grass pitch available for community use
  • Wrap around care provided both before and after School with unique opportunities to enjoy after-school clubs every term: from choir to reading clubs, there will be something to appeal to everyone

The proposed new Infant School will also initially create around 20 new jobs and further opportunities for local suppliers. Wolverhampton Grammar School currently employs around 200 staff working on a full time and part time basis. By enhancing our provision to include an Infant School we will be able to offer even more attractive, secure jobs, as well as providing business for local suppliers adding to our local economic impact.

Wolverhampton Grammar School intends to introduce additional sustainable transport arrangements including a walking bus from the current Junior and Senior School buildings. Elder siblings will also walk younger brothers and sisters to the infant school (rather than be dropped off by car) as part of a School wide Travel Plan to encourage the use of cycles, public transport, car sharing, walking and sustainable travel in general for all students and users of its facilities.

Philip Sims, Chairman of Wolverhampton Grammar School said “Wolverhampton Grammar School has a first class reputation and supports the City in attracting aspirational families and high achieving staff to the local area. As a major employer in the City, the creation of our Infant School will mean we can offer even more jobs, as well as opportunities to local businesses and suppliers.”

Kathy Crewe-Read, Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School added “The early years of a child’s education lay strong foundations for their future health, happiness and social as well as educational development. We will take the best of 500 years’ experience of teaching and combine it with the latest research to create an Infant School that will be the best learning environment possible for children from the age of 4.”

Wolverhampton Grammar School has now submitted plans to the City Council’s Planning Department for the self-contained School.

Want to learn more about the proposal for the new Infant School? Use the online enquiry form below to get in touch: 

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