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Castle School celebrate new learning space

The Castle School in Newbury celebrated the completion of a new build and refurbishment project that has significantly improved their learning space today.

The £864,470 project, funded by West Berkshire Council, has provided three new classrooms to meet a growth in demand for places.

Three rooms within the existing school have also been refurbished and remodeled which in addition helps to provide a quiet room, an office and a new accessible WC. The Castle School caters for children age 3-19 with a variety of complex learning difficulties.

Jon Hewitt, Headteacher at The Castle School said: “We are delighted by the improvements to our school. The right kind of learning space is crucial to the work we do with our pupils. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do and the new spaces have been created with this in mind.”

Lynne Doherty, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Education said: “We are pleased to have been able to support this great new build and refurbishment project for The Castle School. Without these additional classrooms, the school would be unable to meet the needs of local pupils who would then have to be placed outside the district.”