Site update –September 2015
Believe it or not we are nearly there!!
If you stop outside what will be the main school gates on Roehampton Lane, please be reassured that what you can see is mainly Phase 2 of this complex construction project. The scaffolding is for the 12 further classrooms that are now being built and due to be completed by January. Next week though you will see a tarmac driveway outside the main building!
Phase 1 beyond all this construction work is being finished off now.
Hartfield House has been refurbished. Walls have been knocked down to make bigger offices, a great Art, Design and Technology room, a brand new kitchen, store rooms, toilets galore, a staff room, a staff preparation room, a Headteacher’s office with an 18th century listed fireplace, a main admin office with a hatch. There are new pipes, plumbing, electricity, IT, a plant room, store rooms, meeting rooms, offices and much more besides. The flooring is all down, the rooms are painted, the furniture is going in and the classrooms are being set up by our enthusiastic teachers and their assistants. The staff Inset day last week was held in the smart new staff rooms.
The 2 new Reception classrooms have sinks and storage units, doors straight out to the outdoor learning area and play area. The hall has a smart ceiling and flooring and will, in due course be the location for concerts and events as well as lunch, dance and many other activities. The studio has almost been set up as the Year 1 classroom for this term with the colour scheme chosen by the children.
The art, design and technology room is also almost complete in its setup as the Year 2 classroom, also with furniture chosen by the children.
Yes we really are nearly there! There have been many challenges and there will continue to be – but that’s just how it is when a project requires the co-ordination and co-operation of literally dozens of suppliers, and outside agencies.
The process of planning, installing and checking all the utilities has been an eye opener, certainly to me. There have been delays in this which have had a knock on effect.
The school’s priority is to have everyone on site very soon. This will be as soon as the building controller signs off phase 1 and everyone is happy that the site is ready and safe for children. The planned moving in date is 21st September 2015, still and barring any last minute issues that’s when we will move in.
Thank you for being so encouraging and supportive. It will be worth it!
Shabat Shalom and Shana Tova
Kate Baum and the MJPS team
If you would like to visit the school, please contact our school office where an appointment will be made for you. Telephone: 020 8944 8731