FAQs about the Project
How long will the building works take?
How will you keep parents informed of updates and changes to the plan of works?
How is the safety of the children and staff while work is going on being maintained? Are contractors subject to DBS checks?
All contractors are separated from the school site within their own compound and secure fencing. Movement between the contractors’ compound and the build site will be via a ‘Banksman’ who has been fully checked.
Any contractors who come on to the school site will be fully checked or accompanied at all times. We have at least two site operatives who are fully checked and have undertaken all other checks. They will be responsible for escorting others on site. These fully checked contractors can be identified by their orange safety helmets.
We have installed information on different coloured lanyards across the school and in each classroom along with the building rules and expectations of students and staff.
What will the impact on the traffic on the lane be at drop-off and pick-up times?
Who can I contact if I have a question or concern on the Innovation Space building works?
How will you ensure the building of the Innovation Space will not impact my child’s education?
We have sectioned off the building site and put a solid hoarding around it. We have moved classes and arranged for deliveries and work to only take place between 09.00 and 15.00hrs
We have new classrooms and changing room in the ND Hive. The ND Hive is an enhancement of our Pastoral Support so shall be a peaceful, landscaped space set slightly away from the hustle and bustle of school where Mrs Windibank, the Pastoral Team and Heads of Year can talk to and work with students in a dedicated and comfortable environment. There will also be additional teaching space in the ND Hive.
We will use the sports hall more. When necessary, we will use hand tools and work at weekends and in the holidays to minimise disruption.
How will you inform children of what is expected of them during the building works?
What are the key benefits of the new Innovation Space to students?
Are you concerned about building works affecting exams for students?
How will the coaches and minibuses work alongside lorries and deliveries?
We will be splitting the location of afternoon coach/minibus departure points. Please see HERE for details of the changes.
We will only be allowing deliveries for the building project between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday to lessen the impact on Convent Lane and the flow of traffic. The coach/minibus times should not be impacted.
Will there be a need for temporary classrooms? If so, what will that look like for my child?
Will Prep School pupils / lessons be affected by the building work?
Will after-school clubs, activities or fixtures be impacted by the building works?
Do the builders have a set of rules that they need to follow?
- No radios
- No smoking
- No lewd behaviour
- No bad language
- Appropriate clothing should be worn by all contractors
- Contractors are to observe etiquette and rules on Convent Lane
- The Enhanced DBS and fully checked construction workers will be wearing a different colour hardhat (orange) from the other builders