Caroline Flint was the special guest at Auckley School on Friday 23 May, cutting the ribbon on the new £500,000 green extension.
Ms Flint welcomed Auckley’s new head teacher, Mrs Jill Marshall, and praised the school’s trustees for their vision and management of the project.
Ms Flint told staff and pupils that the project had been “an eight month labour of love” and welcomed the school’s investment of £100,000 in new green measures.
Said Caroline: “The school’s investment of its own money to ensure it could update the school’s heating system with a new Ground Source Heat Pump shows great foresight. This measure alone will reduce the school’s heating bill by £10,000 per year and reduce carbon emissions. And not to mention, under-floor heating and automatic blinds, which will help to heat and cool the school efficiently.”
Caroline added: “Auckley School has much to be proud about – in 2011 it became a stand-alone academy; in 2012 it was rated ‘good’ in its Ofsted inspection, and now it has increased the school’s space by a third with this wonderful extension.”
The extension includes a new classroom, a food technology room, staff room, cloakroom and toilets and additional meeting rooms.
Photo - bottom right - Caroline with the School Trustees, l to r: Caroline Barrass, Gordon Ashman, Julia Lindley, Caroline Flint, Jill Marshall (Headteacher), Rebecca Milner (Chair of Governors) Lorraine Lee, Sylvia Kelly (School Business Manager) Jane Marr, and Keith Scott (Vice Chair and Project Manager)