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Perryfields Primary unveiling brand new extension

Published 13th September 2017

An Oldbury primary school has undergone a major £2.6million refurbishment and expansion.

An Oldbury primary school has undergone a major £2.6million refurbishment and expansion.
 
Perryfields Primary School based in Apsley Rd, Oldbury will double its capacity over the coming years from 210 to 420 pupils.
 
The new building and refurbishment project has finished to coincide with the school's diamond anniversary of its official opening in 1957 by Alderman B T Robbins. 
 
The school first opened its doors to children 61 years ago on 5 September 1956. To coincide with the anniversary, a ceremony to open the new building will take place on Thursday 14 September. The building is being officially opened by Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children's services. 
 
The new building that's been added to the existing building includes eight classrooms, group rooms, school offices, a staffroom and a drama/dance studio and technology room. The new building also becomes the main entrance to the school which has enabled the library are to be extended and used more effectively. 
 
The expansion of the school, rated 'Good' by Ofsted, is part of Sandwell Council's drive to increase the number of school places available in the area to meet demand.
 
Councillor Simon Hackett will be attending the opening ceremony. He said: “Over the past six years, we have created more than 4,400 new primary places.
 
"Perryfields is a great example of where we've invested to create new primary school places to meet increasing demand. We have a great record of giving parents and carers their top choice of school and I want this to continue."
 
The school and Sandwell Council, have also made significant investment in refurbishing the existing building and amenities.
 
Perryfields Primary School headteacher Terry Jones said: "We are delighted with the end result, not only with the extension but also with the refurbishment of the original building which really has made a huge difference. 

"Despite the extension to the building and car park, we have actually increased the outdoor space for the children. 

"I continue to be the very proud headteacher of a growing school that has maintained its friendly and welcoming ethos throughout."