A “new, improved” school

Following over three years of development work, the children and staff at Wendover CE Junior School celebrated the opening of their “new, improved” school with an official ceremony on Friday 16 November.

Both a ribbon and a cake were cut to mark the opening of the “new school” and a blessing was given by Rev Sally Moring.

Parents and other visitors, including members of the project team, local councillors and Bucks County Council representatives, enjoyed watching pupils work towards producing collaborative art pieces which will be used to further enhance the spacious learning areas. To see more, click here.

Children also appreciated a rather “sticky” activity – icing the 390 fairy cakes used to create four giant edible letter Rs. The four Rs represent the values of this school – respect, responsibility, reflection and resilience – and they are visible everywhere. Now the values are even engraved into the glass doors! To see more click here.

In addition, visitors took the opportunity to enjoy refreshments provided by the school’s active Parent Teacher Association and to view a Growth Mindset gallery. As part of their extended learning, pupils at Wendover CE Junior School have been busy visualising and representing their chosen motivational quotes. These inspiring creations will also be used to enrich the school environment and to further encourage independent learning. To see some examples click here.

“We are absolutely delighted that the building works are now complete. I would like to thank everyone for their resilience over the last three years and especially Catriona Martin, our Business Manager, for all her hard work, time and dedication throughout the improvement works”, Gareth Kynaston, Headteacher.

The changes have certainly created quite an impact. The new school developments accommodate increasing pupil numbers and will provide an extremely effective, pleasant and purposeful learning environment for future years.

Members of the School Council cannot believe how big and beautiful the new classes are and they especially love the sun roof windows and the cool drain pipe! They are amazed and impressed and all agreed that the new buildings were well worth waiting for!