Class act from housebuilder helps school’s building project

By Tyler Ody - 11 March 2020


A Wiltshire village school’s building project has been given a boost by a donation from a local housebuilder.

Bellway South West, which is building new homes at its Tadpole Rise development to the north of Swindon, has donated £400 to Ashton Keynes Primary School, which is just seven miles from the development.

The money will go towards building the new part of the school. Work started on the building project in October and is due to be completed in May next year.

Headteacher at Ashton Keynes Primary School, Samantha Saville, said: “We want to thank Bellway for their contribution towards our new learning hub.

“As a result of community fund raising, we are building a single-storey, insulated timber and glass structure, featuring modern heating, lighting and ventilation systems to ensure excellent energy efficiency.

“This will be used as a central space, which we believe will transform the school environment for our children and give them the best possible chance to fulfil their potential.

“The learning hub will provide extra facilities for our pupils to thrive, as well as creating a new library area and space for our amazing choir to practice in.”

Sales Manager for Bellway South West, Christel Hawkins, said: “We are always on the lookout for ways that we can help out and support local groups and organisations in the areas where we are building new homes.

“We thought that giving some money towards furnishing the new build at Ashton Keynes Primary School would be a great way of doing that.”

There’s a range of three and four-bedroom houses currently available to reserve at Tadpole Rise, with prices starting from £315,000.

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