Final flourish at new school

Elishia Earnshaw and Ellie Eadie with an original school window and (below) Ryan McCormack and Tyler Rainer.
Elishia Earnshaw and Ellie Eadie with an original school window and (below) Ryan McCormack and Tyler Rainer.
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EXCITEMENT is growing at a Blackpool primary school as the finishing touches are put to their new £3.5m revamp.

The skyline above Layton Primary on Meyler Avenue has changed dramatically in recent months as contractors worked hard to transform the site.

Ryan McCormack and Tyler Rainer.

Ryan McCormack and Tyler Rainer.

And as children count down the days until they move in to the new state-of-the-art Key Stage One Zone and school hall, a buzz of excitement has started.

Acting headteacher Roger Farley said: “The new buildings look absolutely amazing, we can’t wait to get inside them. We’ve had visitors from the local authority come to see and it and simply be blown away. It looks like a brand new school, the children are just as excited as the staff.

“The new hall looks incredible, we are really proud of our new school.”

The new build has been able to draw together a number of existing buildings on the site for the first time.

Building projects in recent years has seen many additions to the original 1932 facility but left the school feeling a little disjointed.

Staff will be moving into the new building on March 19 and 20 and children will move in on March 21.

The next phase will be to demolish the old school buildings. Funding for the ambitious project came from the Government’s Primary Capital Programme and a modern new reception area and dining hall has already been added. The main reception has changed sides of the school and access is now mainly from Meyler Avenue instead of Linwood Avenue.