Somerset

Somerset school gets £1m for new classrooms

A £1m investment in permanent new classrooms for a Somerset school has been approved by the county council.

Christchurch First School, in Frome, will get four new classrooms.

Two of the rooms will replace those currently housed in a temporary building and two will cater for growing pupil numbers in the town.

Louise Goll, the council's corporate director of children and young people, said: "We will now be working closely with the school to agree the detail."

The voluntary-controlled school for ages three to nine currently has 213 pupils.

Headteacher Sarah Bullmore said: "As a school, we are very excited that our two classrooms that are housed in a temporary building are to be incorporated into a new block of four permanent classrooms.

"Our children and staff deserve the very best learning environment and we look forward to welcoming more children and their families into our school community."

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