Village school happy with modern twist

Midgley School moves into state-of-the-art new building. Headteacher Jo Mansfield with the school council.

Midgley School moves into state-of-the-art new building. Headteacher Jo Mansfield with the school council.

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A Victorian village school has been given a modern twist after undergoing a major building project.

Midgley School now has a state-of-the-art extension attached to its original building, creating much more space and facilities for staff and pupils.

The construction project, which has lasted for approximately 18 months, has created bigger classrooms as well as a new library, kitchen, hall and computer suite.

Headteacher Jo Mansfield said: “We have been able to create a nice learning environment for the children.

“Before we had to go through one class to get to another, so it’s given the children extra space.

“It was a bit difficult with lack of space in the temporary classrooms but for what we have got as the end result it was well worth the wait.

“We have some of the original features but with a modern twist.

“The children love it. They are really proud of the new building.”

Poor weather has prevented work on the grounds around the school being completed, but it is hoped this will be finished by the summer.