BUILDING work to expand and improve the facilities at Bishop Perowne CE College has started.
The revamp has been made possible after the school was handed £2.25million from Worcestershire County Council to increase intake from 210 to 240 students in the first year.
Six new classrooms will be built as well as a new open plan kitchen and dining area, significantly larger than the current space.
Bishop Perowne has also received £250,000 from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund, which helps schools make vital improvements, to refurbish the windows in the school’s science block and reroof the reception area
Jane Price, headteacher at Bishop Perowne CE College, said: “We have seen an increase in the number of students joining us year-on-year, so we’re delighted to see the work get started to improve and increase our offering.
“With a rising number of students across the county, the renovation is going to enable us to increase our intake by 30 students every year, meaning we will eventually have an extra 150 students in the school who will benefit from a modern learning environment.”
Wolverhampton-based construction company Interclass will be completing the building work, which is expected to be finished next summer.
Des O’Neill, preconstruction director at Interclass, said: “It’s a real privilege to be entrusted with what is a significant development for the school and one which will hopefully play a key role in helping the students reach their full potential for many years to come.