Northumberland County Council are pleased to announce capital funding of £1.17m has been approved for Hexham Priory School which will a see a new extension added to the building.

Hexham Priory School, an ‘Outstanding’ school in its most recent Ofsted inspection, provides special educational support to children in West Northumberland with complex learning difficulties.

The new capital funding will see the school benefit from 3 additional classrooms and associated ancillary spaces. The additional space will enable the school to increase its capacity to meet the needs of local children and ensure there are sufficient spaces available locally for children with complex learning difficulties.

Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services at Northumberland County Council said, “The additional funding will greatly benefit the school and provide much needed additional classrooms and ancillary space.

“Our focus is to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for the pupils of Northumberland and the funding secured for Hexham Priory School will go a long way towards continually delivering a high level of education to special educational needs pupils within Northumberland.”

Michael Thompson, Head Teacher at Hexham Priory School said, “We are delighted to have secured this additional funding required to extend Hexham Priory School, meaning we can create a larger school for pupils in the area with severe learning difficulties.

“The additional space provided by the extension will allow the school to grow and have improved working environment and extra facilities to support curriculum development.”

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