Clatford Church of England (Aided) Primary School is embarking on an extension to the existing school building. The new build will replace two 25 year old "temporary" wooden hut classrooms with three purpose-built ones added on to the main building. This will enable the school to free up an existing classroom and transform it into an I.C.T. suite and a new area for our very crammedd library. The school will also have much improved access and facilities for those with disabilities.
The Government is providing 90% of the £690,000 estimated cost, but because it is an aided school, the school has to find 10% of the total. The Governors and the PTA are therefore aiming to raise £70,000.
Speaking at the launch, Sir George congratulated the school on the professionalism of the appeal, saying that this would ensure a good response from prospective donors and sponsors.
"They have already made good progress, banking £28,777 so far.
With active support from the three villages served by the school, the momentum can be maintained. I am sure they will reach their target within the next eighteen months."
Sir George unveiled a barometer, which will go outside the school and display progess. The Bishop of Basingstoke, Trevor Willmott, received the first cheques from the two local parish councils and other benefactors.
Anyone wanting to help should send a cheque to Clatford CE (Aided) Primary School to the Treasurer, Andrew Preece at 36 Brookway, Anna Valley, Andover SP11 7RY