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Two schools in Torbay will be receiving funding to improve or provide nursery provision.
The successful bids were for Ellacombe Academy and White Rock Primary School. While both projects are still subject to planning approval, Ellacombe intends to use the funding to increase its nursery capacity to 60 places, and White Rock plan to open a new nursery which will provide 26 places.
Ellacombe Academy’s existing nursery is accommodated in a Church Hall adjacent to the school. The funding will be used to maximise the potential of this building by reconfiguring the current layout and refurbishing the second storey. At White Rock Primary, the funds will be used to install a building on the school site which will include a learning space, toilets, resource area and an office as well as a secure and external play area.
Sarah Tomkinson, Headteacher at White Rock Primary School said ‘We are thrilled that our bid has been successful and look forward to welcoming nursery aged children into our school in the very near future. This project will further enhance the educational provision for local children’.
The works on the new provisions are due to start in early spring this year and will, it’s intended, be ready for the beginning of the new academic year in September 2017.