New state of the art facilities are to be unveiled at a growing County Durham school.

Two new classrooms, a new multi-use games area (MUGA) and an extension of the school’s hall have been built at Ox Close Primary School in Spennymoor, in a £1.25 million improvement project designed and completed by Durham County Council.

The new classrooms have been provided to meet the increasing demand for spaces at the school while the MUGA and extended hall will increase opportunities for pupils to take part in sport and leisure activities.

The facilities are to be officially opened at a ceremony on Friday, November 4, which will be attended by Spennymoor county councillors, Ian Geldard and Pat Lawton.

Council officers, representatives from the construction team and guests of the school will also be present.

Cllr Ossie Johnson, Durham County Council’s portfolio holder for children and young people’s services, said: “This project once again demonstrates our commitment to investing in improving the life chances and wellbeing of the children and young people of County Durham.

“The additions are providing a much needed facility to enable more children from the area to get a place at this popular school.”

School headteacher Daniel Harrison said: “The new facilities are magnificent and have already enhanced our provision beyond belief.


“They allow us the space in which to learn and explore, an area in which we can perform with musicians and artists and the perfect arena in which to hone our widely renowned sporting acumen.

“Logistically, the extension has already made an enormous difference, giving us much needed living space and the MUGA will allow us to make lunch and break times even more active and engaging.

“It is now up to us to make the very best of these improvements.”