Bloxham Primary School set to benefit from £2.8m of improvements


A new school hall and multifunctional teaching space are included in the plans

Bloxham Primary School is set to get a new school hall, a new multifunctional teaching space and a kitchen area as part of a £2.8 million programme of renovations and improvements.

The work at the Church of England school will be funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

Over several years the school has already been expanded in stages to support increased demand for places.

This latest project would involve constructing a new school hall with storage.   This will be located at the front of the school, adjacent to the main entrance and built of red brick to blend with the existing school building.

The planned new school hall

The existing hall will be repurposed as a multifunctional teaching space.   Another existing building will be converted to provide a kitchen.

Improvements to the school’s forecourt and parking area would also be made, including adding a disabled parking space.

Councillor John Howson, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Young People’s Services, said: “These are exciting plans for Bloxham Church of England Primary School, reflecting our commitment to provide a top class learning and teaching environment for Oxfordshire’s children.   My cabinet colleagues will discuss these plans at the 19 December meeting and a decision will be taken then.”

Planning permission was granted in April 2023 for the scheme. Subject to cabinet approval, construction is due to start early 2024 and would take around a year to complete.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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